Dunn County (WQOW) – A dog found very malnourished by authorities in Dunn County is in the process of recovering after being found in a rural area south of Boyceville.
The Dunn County Humane Society posted a bright outlook on Thursday morning saying they are working tirelessly to ensure the dog pulls through.
They named the dog Gabriel, saying it is a fitting name. They estimate the dog to be an unneutered two-year-old, but they have no idea of his breed.
The shelter says his condition has improved dramatically over the last few days and he has become very friendly.
The humane society says they have been overwhelmed with calls and messages, but they are accepting donations to help pay for the dog’s recovery efforts.
The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for information of possible animal abuse. If you think you know the dog’s owners, you are asked to call 1-855-TIP-DUNN. You can remain anonymous.
However, the humane society says cases like this do not always point to abuse.
“If you are out and about and you see an animal that you know appears very thin, don’t make the assumption the owner is doing something wrong,” said the Dunn County Humane Society Executive Director Josh Dalton. “Some dogs that have cancer or other illnesses may get emaciated very quickly.”