COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A severely malnourished dog was rescued from an Alabama home and is being cared for by a local rescue.
The pit bull, now named Phoenix, is being cared for at Shaw Pit Bull Rescue in Columbus.
He was rescued from a home in Pickensville, Alabama.
Kenneth Shaw said the dog had lived at the home for approximately five years and was starved almost to death.
He said Phoenix’s previous owner called him “Bad Dog.”
When he was rescued, he was approximately 20 to 30 pounds underweight.
“We saw his picture and thought, ‘He’s going to die in a few days if he doesn't get any help at all,’” Shaw said. “So, we just went ahead and made room and stepped up and got a lot of people to donate. So, we’re hoping to help him get back on the road to recovery.”