MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A dog who was severely abused is making a miraculous recovery.
Nino survived when his owner left him chained up in a backyard for three months. The owner left town and never arranged for anyone to care for the dog while he was gone. He now faces felony aggravated animal cruelty charges.
Memphis Animal Services found 10-month-old Nino in the backyard starving.
Now, just one month later, Nino is making a miraculous recovery. He's put on a healthy amount of weight; he now weighs 37.1 pounds.
"It makes me really grateful to the person that called it in. He's here with us today because one person saw something that didn't look right, and they made a phone call," Katie Pemberton of Memphis Animal Services said.
Nino is with Blues City Animal Rescue, an animal rescue group that helps homeless, abandoned, and abused pets find forever homes. To learn more about Blues City Animal Rescue, click here.