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Madison County Sheriff's Office rescues injured dog

Lt. John Owen found the dog north of Elwood while patrolling.
Credit: Madison county Sheriff's Office
Lt. John Owen found a severely malnourished and injured dog near Elwood and took him to a vet hospital for treatment.

MADISON COUNTY, INDIANA, Ind. — A dog found in Madison County is on the road to recovery, thanks to generous efforts from a lieutenant in the sheriff's office.

Lt. John Owen was patrolling north of Elwood when a severely malnourished and injured dog walked out of the tall grass and up to his car. According to a Facebook post from the department, the dog was dehydrated and had injuries all over — possibly from a coyote attack.

When Lt. Owen opened the car door to give the pup some water, the dog jumped in. Owen took the dog to Alexandria Animal Hospital, where they found the dog had multiple deep tissue wounds and a fever.

Service Above and Beyond This injured dog walked out of tall grass and up to Lt John Owen’s patrol car as he patrolled...

Posted by Madison County Sheriff on Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The dog is now being cared for by volunteers at Heart of Hoosierland Humane Society, where Owen also made a donation to help pay for the dog's medical care. To donate to the shelter, visit their Facebook page.

This dog ran out of a patch of tall weeds just when Lieutenant John Owen with the Madison County Sheriffs Department was...

Posted by Heart of Hoosierland Humane Society on Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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