Erie Humane Society works to restore neglected dog to health

The Erie Humane Society puts a neglected dog back on its feet.

The Humane Society took in an emaciated Chihuahua on November 19.

According to animal cruelty officers, a woman came to the shelter claiming to have found a stray dog. After further investigation, officials said the woman owned the dog and was unable to care for the animal.

The dog’s finder is no longer in the area.

After weeks of treatment, the chihuahua they call “Chooch” is now healthy.

“He has been with us for just over six weeks now. When he arrived at the shelter he was emaciated, skin and bones, and weighed about 2 pounds and 13 ounces when he arrived. Today, he gained weight. It weighs 4 pounds and 9 ounces, which is almost a full 2 ​​pounds. That’s huge for a little guy like that. said Lisa Stiles, animal welfare chief at the Erie Humane Society.

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Animal cruelty officials say the Chihuahua will soon be available for adoption. However, it will not be on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead, those who are interested will need to complete an application.

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