Severely emaciated former dog ready to find forever home

Emaciated dog gained 22 pounds in foster care

The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is excited to announce that a once severely emaciated dog who was found as a stray in August has reached a healthy weight and is now ready to find his new home – just in time for the holidays .

The one-year-old dog, now named Dobby, was reportedly found wandering in the Franklin Park area of ​​Dorchester in mid Augustand was brought to the ARL Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center for care.

When he arrived at ARL, he weighed only 37 pounds, scoring 1 out of 9 on the test. body condition score chart which represents the highest level of emaciation with ribs, lumbar vertebrae, pelvic bones and all bony prominences visible from a distance, no perceptible body fat and obvious loss of muscle mass.

Additionally, Dobby’s fur was stained with urine, showed slight dental disease and he also had a number of bedsores, indicating that he had been confined to a small space.

Dobby went to see host family and put on a strict refeeding plan to ensure safe and slow weight gain.

Over the past few months, he has gained 22 pounds and is now at a stable enough weight to be available for adoption!

Despite everything he’s been through, Dobby has defined resilience and strength and is a shining example of the work ARL does every day of the year to help animals in need.

Dobby’s has captured the hearts of many at ARL with his sweet and loving attitude and is sure to be an amazing pet.

Click on here to view Dobby’s profile on the ARL Adoptable Pets page!

Dobby’s case remains under investigation by the ARL Law Enforcement Unit.


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