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An abandoned dog is being nursed back to health after being found tied up outside a Georgia church weighing only 28 pounds — or about half its normal weight.
Odysseus, as the dog is now named, is thought to be just two years old and a boxer mix — but officials are uncertain of his breed due to his emaciated state. A healthy boxer should weight from 55 - 70 pounds.
AAUPR said he is being treated around-the-clock for extreme malnutrition at a local veterinary hospital.
“Odysseus is doing remarkably well, given his current condition,” AAUPR said in a post on Facebook Monday night. “This sweet boy still has a long road ahead of him but his future is looking brighter than ever. He desperately wants love. He's a bit nervous at first when he meets someone but quickly warms up.”