Take a journey, in pictures, with Courage, a dog brought back from the brink of death after his owner allegedly withheld food for up to eight weeks.
The dog was rushed to a Garden Grove vet clinic in April. The 3-year-old German shepherd weighed half his normal body weight — 37 pounds — and had eaten dirt to survive.
That dirt was slowly killing him.
Eight months ago a dying, emaciated dog was rushed to a vet clinic in Garden Grove.
The German shepherd, known as Courage, has recovered from starvation and now weighs 90 pounds.
His owner, a full-time veterinary hospital employee, was arrested in April and charged with felony animal cruelty.
Kimberly Nizato’s court case continues at Norwalk Superior Courthouse.