Courage the dog making 'miracle' recovery.Byline: Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy may refer to:
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That Courage is one tough dog.
As was reported in local media, the 3-year-old German shepherd German shepherd, breed of large, muscular working dog perfected in Germany at the turn of the 20th cent. It stands about 25 in. (64 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 60 to 85 lb (27.2–38.5 kg). was found nearly starved to death earlier this month after being chained to a backyard tree in Garden Grove Garden Grove, city (1990 pop. 143,050), Orange co., S Calif., a suburb of Long Beach and Los Angeles, on the Santa Ana River; founded 1877, inc. 1956. Many of its residents work in nearby aerospace and defense installations, and there is light manufacturing. with no food or water for five weeks.
He was down to 37 pounds and had been eating dirt to survive, said veterinarians who gave Courage extensive emergency treatment and found his entire intestinal tract full of dirt and gravel.
Well, I'm glad to report he's making a "miracle" recovery and has been adopted by one of the volunteers at German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, which has been caring for him.
"Courage is our miracle dog," said volunteer Shawn Holoub on Thursday. "He's put on over 20 pounds and is standing on his own now.
"He's doing so much better than we ever dreamed. All he needed was food and some love."
Holoub wanted to thank the hundreds of people from all over Southern California who read about Courage and wanted to adopt him.
Incredibly, the woman arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty, Kimberly Nizato, was a kennel attendant at an Irvine veterinary hospital. She was fired from her job.
Nizato claimed her dog she named Bosco was thin because he was sick. Right. She remains free on $20,000 bail and an arraignment A criminal proceeding at which the defendant is officially called before a court of competent jurisdiction, informed of the offense charged in the complaint, information, indictment, or other charging document, and asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or as otherwise permitted hearing has been set for May12.
Rescue workers renamed him Courage, which is turning out to be the perfect name.
If you haven't already seen the signs in the windows of many local businesses, Saturday, May 8, is the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
We're all being asked to leave nonperishable food donations by our mailboxes. They'll be picked up by our letter carriers as they deliver the mail that day.
The Stamp Out Hunger drive is the nation's largest single-day food drive benefiting food banks around the country.
The San Fernando Valley's largest poverty relief organization is MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity).
"The effects of the recession and unemployment are having a dramatic impact on agencies like ours," says MEND president Marianne Haver Hill.
"We've seen a 100 percent increase in families asking for help in the last year. It's more important than ever for residents to rally behind food drives like this to help their neighbors struggling with hunger."
The nonperishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, and cereal, should be put in boxes or other nonbreakable containers.
In honor of National Police Memorial Week, LAPD's Van Nuys Division is having a ceremony Tuesday to remember all officers killed in the line of duty In the Line of Duty may refer to:
The police station is located at 6240 Sylmar Ave. in Van Nuys. The ceremony begins at noon.
And finally, as many of you noted in last week's odds and ends column, I had a brain cramp.
The Northridge Earthquake was Jan. 17, 1994, not Jan. 11 as I wrote. Duh duh
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Courage, a 3-year-old German shepard who was found nearly starved to death while chained to a backyard tree earlier this month, has gained more than 20 pounds and has been adopted by a volunteer who was helping care for him.