Arrow Fund helps to heal emaciated dog


by WHAS editors

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - At the Blue Pearl Animal Hospital, they call him Hank.

His ribs are protruding through his skin. He is so emaciated you wonder how he's still standing.
Last night, he was barely able to hold his head up.

Hank now is learning to process food all over again, only getting one-eighth of a can every four hours along with liquids and antibiotics.

Hank weighs only 31 pounds when he should weigh at least 50.

His backstory still a mystery, but professionals agree that no dog gets this emaciated in a short amount of time. That's why police are involved.

The people who called for help found him on their porch; they thought the dog was going to die right there, and called out for help.

The Arrow Fund swooped in. They take care of the worst of the worst, and Hank is one of them.

Despite his condition, he still wags his tale and mugs for the camera. He’s really just a baby, only a few months old. His big feet are a hint of how big he's going to get. Still, no one is positive what kind of dog he is.

Hank will stay at Blue Pearl for a while as the Arrow Fund concentrates on making Hank better.

To learn more about the Arrow Fund, click here.