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Extremely emaciated Lorain dog nearly well enough to be put up for adoption

Auggie could be ready for adoption as soon as Friday. (Source: Facebook/Doc Rick Broz) Auggie could be ready for adoption as soon as Friday. (Source: Facebook/Doc Rick Broz)
LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The extremely emaciated dog rescued by the Lorain County dog warden on Aug. 8. is doing so well that he could be ready for adoption as soon as this weekend.

A citizen called for help after finding the dog, named Auggie, on the side of the road at East 31st and West River Road in Sheffield Village. He was starving and near death, and had been kept in a cage for months. The Friendship Animal Protective League said it was one of the worst neglect cases their staff had ever seen.

Doc Rick Broz, a patrolman with the Lorain Police, rescued him and took him to the Lorain Animal Clinic to recover. He was also cared for by Friendship APL staff and volunteers before being released from the clinic to the care of foster parent Ron Straub in early September.

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