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Reward offered for information on emaciated dog

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Animal Control is asking for your help gathering information about a pit bull that was found severely emaciated.

The dog, now named Doug, was found in Mt. Pleasant last week.

Summer Dubois, the director of Humane Animal Treatment Society, is trying to find out how Doug got so bad.

"A dog of his breed and his age should weigh about 50-60 lbs., and he's about half the size that he should be," Dubois said.

His joints show signs of him being confined or crated, but other tests came back good. 

"He's gained about six pounds in six days, so the proof is in the pudding," Dubois said. "That having a good food supply is crucial to his well being."

The Humane Animal Treatment Society is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the animal’s neglect. GAIN Rescue group from Gratiot County is also offering an additional $250, bringing the total to $500.

“Every effort to return Doug to a state of good health is being made,” Dubois said. “We cannot stress enough that persons having any information regarding the animal contact the Isabella County Animal Control.”

If you would like to donate towards Doug’s medical car, you can contribute to the Colton Fund for Special Needs Dogs or the HATS Medical Care Fund by visiting

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