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Americus community helps save Great Dane


An abandoned dog is making an amazing recovery thanks to help from an Americus Animal Hospital and university.

Phoebe, a Great Dane, was nearly dead when she was found on the side of the road between Highway 280 and 27. She was brought to the Whispering Pines Animal Hospital where they tried to restore her to health.

"It was sad, very sad," said Dr. Linda Sawyer. "She was very emaciated, very de-hydrated, she had worn the bottoms of her pads raw from the traveling that she had done."

Thanks to outreach promoted by a Georgia Southwestern University Senior Athletic Administrative Assistant, Deborah Sloane, Phoebe started getting help from all over the country.

"We've had a tremendous outpour of love for her," Sawyer said. "We received donations from over 15 states and Canada. Which has helped us give her the most excellent care we can give her."

Dr. Sawyer is currently reviewing candidates to adopt Phoebe from as far away as Delaware.


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