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Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
"The dog was discovered with open infected wounds on his feet and hind quarters, was covered in animal waste and weighed less than half his expected weight."

Public's help sought in dog-cruelty case

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
This after-treatment photo shows "the improved condition of the cattle dog that we are investigating as a cruelty case," Animal Care & Control said tonight. "We have named him Ranger, and as you can see he has improved considerably."

Statement as issued Friday by the from Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control:

City of Fort Wayne – Animal Care & Control is asking for help from the public to identify the owner of a dog recovered from the 2800 block of South Barr Street on March 24th. The dog is described as a red and cream colored, male cattle dog mix approximately 2-3 years old. The dog was discovered with open infected wounds on his feet and hind quarters, was covered in animal waste and weighed less than half his expected weight. Both eyes were severely infected.

During two weeks of care at the shelter, the dog has double in weight and is expected to make a full recovery. He will be made available for adoption to a home where his special circumstances can be met.

Anyone with information that can help authorities locate the owner of the dog is asked to contact Animal Care & Control by calling 260-427-1244 (menu option one).

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