Dog found emaciated along Danville street recovering well as he finds new home

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(Photos: Courtesy Danville Area Humane Society)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A dog found emaciated in Danville last month is not only healthier, but now he has a new home…and a new outfit!

The Danville Humane Society says Animal Control officers were dispatched to a call about a dog in “terrible condition” on North Main Street. After the dog was seized on March 19, the humane society petitioned the General District Court to take custody of the dog.

According to the organization, during the civil hearing on April 2, the judge gave the Danville Humane Society custody of the dog after the owners did not appear.

The humane society says the Bichon Frise, “Prince,” had to have surgery on his hips in order to repair the damage caused by pressure sores resulting from his emaciated condition.

However, on Thursday, April 15, the organization announced the required 10-day appeal period had passed and the dog was already in a new home after gaining some much-needed weight and even a little bit of fur during his time at the Danville Humane Society.

On top of that, Prince’s new owner reportedly donated sweaters for dogs who arrive at the humane society in bad shape.

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