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Emaciated dog at local shelter finds forever home

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Supervisors at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control (FWACC) say there's a happy ending for an emaciated pup that was brought to the shelter last month.

In early August, the shelter said they received yet another emaciated dog that was covered in fleas—affectionately named Tiny Girl, or Tiny for short.

"Our medical team immediately jumped into action to help her get stable," FWACC said in a Facebook post. "We could see every bone in her body. Our hands were covered in flea dirt from holding her. She reeked of stale urine."

They say she stayed at the shelter until she was stable enough for a foster home.

In a heartwarming update on Wednesday, the shelter said Tiny, now known as Poppy, has found her forever home.

Officials thanked the public for their donations to their Angel Fund that is used to provide care for pups like Poppy.

To make a donation, visit their website.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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