A critically underweight Weimaraner was discovered walking alone in Anderson Township, near Cincinnati.
A Good Samaritan discovered the skeleton creature and immediately took it to the Cincinnati Animal CARE shelter. The workers were astounded by the dog’s malnourishment. They named him Hemingway and hooked him up to fluids to keep him alive.
Hemingway was unable to move for the first few days and had to be carried. When the unfortunate infant attempted to stand, his muscles had deteriorated, causing him to wobble and fall. He was always cold and spent the day wrapped in his warm blanket. After consulting with his veterinarian, his caregivers put him on a specific food as part of a planned weight gain program. He was then placed in a medical foster family.
During the next two weeks, Hemingway began to show signs of improvement. For the first time, he was able to walk on his own. He gradually began communicating with his foster parents and pet siblings. As his emaciation faded, his energy levels increased, and he joyfully embraced his funny, fun-loving personality! Hemingway has gained 18 pounds in four weeks, which is an undeniable victory!
His caregivers are now confident in his recovery. With this wonderful news, the shelter expects Hemingway to be ready for adoption very soon! Unfortunately, little is known about Hemingway’s background or how he became so thin. He doesn’t have a microchip and may have been abandoned for months.
The shelter, on the other hand, is hesitant to draw any conclusions because this could be a case of a misplaced or trapped dog. Hemingway was adopted into his new forever home after a chance meeting with a family who had recently lost their own Weimaraner on Thanksgiving Day. He can now anticipate a lifetime of love and care! Yay!
See Hemingway’s remarkable growth after a month in foster care in the video below.