RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Animal Care and Control has saved the life of an emaciated dog named Cameron and nurtured him back to full health.
"We could not believe it...literally, this dog could not stand unassisted and had a body score of zero (if there was a zero)," said Richmond Animal Care and Control in a Facebook post Monday.
The animal shelter received a call from a concerned citizen and their officers found the dog underweight and in poor health.
"He would have most certainly died if one more day had passed before he was found," the agency wrote.
One of the RACC staff members volunteered to take Cameron home and help foster him. According to the RACC Facebook post, Richmond Police Department and Officer Majette and White worked quickly and effectively to find the person responsible. The officers were able to find that person, arrest them and convict them of animal cruelty.
"This dog is alive because someone cared enough to call us before it was too late," the post said.
Cameron is now available for adoption and ready to meet visitors. He is about two-years-old and likes other dogs.
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