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Emaciated Dog Abandoned in Georgia Receives a Surprise

By: Karina Delaine

It doesn’t matter how many stories we see like this, it never ceases to amaze us that pets can be neglected or abandoned. When we first caught news of Odysseus, it was hard to look at his photo. He was so severely underweight, you could see every detail of his ribs and spine.


Odysseus, as he is now called, was left  starving at a local church in Fulton County, Georgia. He seems to be about 2 years old and was 28 pounds when he was first found (a healthy Boxer can weigh between 50 to 70 pounds).


We were shocked and saddened by Ody’s story but were pleased to know a rescue like Angel’s Among Us have taken in him. They are doing the best they can to nurse him to health, help him gain weight, and eventually find him a home.


To help Ody gain weight and begin to feel better, Freshpet sent him a surprise package of high-protein rolls and treats.  It’s going to be a long  road for him to reach his goal weight, but we have high hopes for the pup! We wish him and Angels Among Us the best of luck.


If you’d like to learn more about how you can help Odysseus and Angels Among Us Rescue, visit their website here.

One thought on “Emaciated Dog Abandoned in Georgia Receives a Surprise

  1. I am so glad that poor puppy was rescued. It amazes me how horrible most people are and how they can treat a pet (or any living thing) in such a way.

    I would love to see a Animal Offenders List, much like a Sexual Offenders List. But there needs to be a real punishment for people that do these things to animals. Most of the time they do not even get jail time. I think they should be stripped naked and then offered to large meateating animals either in the wild or possibly in a zoo.

    That way, maybe more people would learn to respect animals.

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