A 23-pound German shepherd that was dropped off at an Inland Empire animal shelter earlier this week is "very emaciated," but "making a great comeback."
The 8-month-old dog was dropped off Monday at Riverside County Animal Services' Jurupa Valley shelter.
"Why someone would allow a dog to get so skinny is beyond our comprehension," Riverside County Animal Services posted on Facebook.
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Since receiving treatment including fluids via an IV, the emaciated dog has gained four pounds as of Wednesday.
Veterinarians are confident the pup will "make a great comeback. He "has such a sweet disposition, despite what was done to him," the shelter added.
If the rightful owner does not show up, the dog will eventually be released to a foster or forever home.