Beloved dog "Winston" cleared for adoption: Originally found in bad shape with rope around neck

Neglected dog nursed back to health ready to adopt
Posted at 1:31 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 13:31:27-04

A neglected dog named "Winston" is now in good enough shape to be adopted. The pit bull mix was found with a rope around his neck and in deplorable condition. Winston spent seven weeks recovering under the care of verternarians and the Michigan Animal Rescue League.

A volunteer at the Rescue League discovered Winston February 7th, cowering in a bush. Winston was badly emaciated, suffering from frost bite, damage to his skin and various other problems. 

“He weighed 48 pounds when I treated him on Feb. 8, 2017,” said Dr. Lauren Davenport, DVM, of Advanced Animal Hospital in Sterling Heights, MI, the veterinary facility that cared for Winston in conjunction with MARL’s medical staff. “Winston now weighs 63 pounds and could add another pound or two to be at his normal weight,” said Davenport.

Winston's dr. says while the dog has greatly improved physically in the last seven weeks, we're seeing even more remarkable improvement in his emotional state..

If you're interested in adopting Winston, you can contact the Rescue Leage at (248) 335-9290.  More information about the mission, work and programs of Michigan Animal Rescue League can be found  at and on the group's Facebook page.