This past January, UPS Driver Gavin Crowsley was making a delivery on his Indiana route when he spotted a large breed, emaciated dog with no food, no water, no shelter, and tied to a short chain.
“I could see every bone in his body,” said Crowsley. “He was just lying on the ground. I knew if that dog didn’t die from starvation, he was going to die from the weather. I didn’t want to have a confrontation, but I just couldn’t leave him there.”
On that cold and snowy January day, Crowsley contacted Clay County Humane Society hoping they could come and rescue the dying dog. Within the hour, rescue workers where on the scene saving the neglected pet from a cruel and lonely death.
The dog was named Phoenix and he was a malnourished Great Dane. Phoenix was completely deaf and blind from one eye, and he only weighed 70 lbs. A healthy Great Dane should weight between 120 to 200 lbs, depending on its height.
With the help of Clay County Humane Society, Phoenix has made a full recovery. He has been adopted and has learned how to be a loved house pet. Phoenix now knows how to sit, stay and shake.
Not only has Phoenix made a marvelous recovery, he is also helping other dogs in need. With the help of his Facebook page those that helped rescue Phoenix are helping other neglected pets.
If you would like to learn more about Phoenix and help other dogs in need like him, visit his web page.