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Starved dog making great recovery

A California dog who was saved at the eleventh hour is making a speedy recovery, the Orange County Register reports.

Argus, a 7-year-old German Shepherd who had apparently only consumed a small amount of food over the past few months, was found on the side of the road last week. He was quickly taken to the Alicia Pet Care Center in Mission Viejo, and is thankfully now walking, interacting with others, and enjoying his fair share of food.

"When I first saw him he was carried in and struggled to breathe because his chest muscles were so weak," veterinarian Matthew Wheaton told the news outlet.

The animal rescue experts believe Argus may be the victim of abandonment, most likely caused by the current housing epidemic.

"The last few have been seniors and had been with their families since they were puppies. Now they are homeless," Tiffany Norton, the shelter's director, told the news outlet.

Those who are worried about the financial responsibilities associated with taking care of a pet should contact their local shelter to see if they can help.
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