Boxer Pup Sugar Ray

When he found him wandering near the Berlin, Ohio Reservoir, the dog was traumatized, frightened and horribly underweight.

Determined to save him, Ravenna Ohio Dog Warden Dave McIntyre took the gaunt dog back to his office and provided him with food and attention throughout the weekend.

On Monday, the frail boy was taken to the Portage, Ohio Animal Protective League, who in turn, took him to a veterinarian for evaluation and treatment.

The veterinarian gave the tired, frail dog the name of Sugar Ray – because the dog is a fighter…fighting for his own life.

Though Sugar Ray weighs an abysmal 26 lbs., he is otherwise in surprisingly good health.

Karen Carmany, Board President for Portage, Ohio APL, stated, “This is either a horrendous example of abandonment or, if not, a lost dog that went unreported and remained lost for weeks.”

Though Sugar Ray is too frail to be considered for adoption at this point in time, someday, hopefully soon, he’ll be fully back on his feet and ready for his new home.

Anyone interested in donating towards Sugar Ray’s veterinary expenses can do so by phoning the Portage APL at 330-296-4022 ext. 0, or by mailing to Portage APL at 2011 Infirmary Rd., Ravenna, OH 44266, or Portage County Dog Warden at 8120 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, OH 44266.

Online donations can be made directly to Portage APL at this link.    

Be well soon Sugar Ray – now you are safe, warm and loved.

Story By Elaine Furst For Dog Files