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Starved And Abandoned Dog Reunites With The Family Who Saved His Life After Getting To His Goal Weight

“On a cold January 29 around noon, the Henderson family came to the Kentucky Humane Society to donate stuffed toys for our shelter dogs,” the Kentucky Humane Society explained in a Facebook post about how Ethan was rescued.

“After they dropped off their donations, they saw what they thought was a dead dog in our parking lot lying on a white towel.”

This family immediately hopped out of their car and rushed to help the dog. They also called the Kentucky Humane Society from outside in the parking lot and staff came out to help them.

“Their 11-year-old son, Tatum, was understandably very upset to see a dog in such a horrific condition,” the Kentucky Humane Society continued.

Tatum and his family kept checking back for updates on social media, and they were happy to see updates describing Ethan’s progress.

Ethan has currently gained 42 pounds total over the last month, so he weighs in at a healthy 80 pounds now.

Tatum really wanted to be able to come back to the shelter and see Ethan, so the Kentucky Humane Society made that happen right before Tatum’s 12th birthday.

Facebook; pictured above is a screenshot of the post where the Kentucky Humane Society told Ethan’s story

In light of the severe neglect Ethan suffered at the hands of his last owner, the Kentucky Humane Society is looking to get Ethan’s Law, or House Bill 57 passed.

If this bill is passed, the Kentucky Humane Society explained that it will “expand the definition of animal torture in Kentucky to include dogs and cats who are grossly neglected/abandoned while being restrained.”

If you live in Kentucky, you can call 1-800-372-7181 and request that lawmakers step up and support this bill.

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