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Claxton Police Dept. 'arrests' missing canine
Owners sought while dog is spoiled
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This dog is being taken care of by the Claxton Police until its owner steps forward to claim it. - photo by Special

Claxton Police took into custody a male German Shepherd recently. The “crime?” He was lost and hungry.
But instead of “jail” at the dog pound, the dog was taken under the wing of a compassionate citizen until his owners can be found.
The gentle dog was found wandering along U.S. 301 in Claxton, near McDonalds, in mid-September, said Claxton Police Chief Edward Oglesby.
The dog had apparently been missing for a while, since he was thin, he said. He was wearing a choke collar with no identification, and “was such a nice dog,” police took him in to be fed, bathed and checked by a veterinarian.
“He is healthy, but he had lost weight” due to being missing, he said. “He evidently had been lost for a while.”
The dog appears to be a year old, and is gray with black markings, he said.
The dog has received veterinary care including rabies vaccination, and is being kept at a private residence in Claxton where he is spoiled and loved until his owner is located, he said. The decision to keep him with a private foster family instead of an animal shelter was to prevent the dog from being euthanized if not adopted, he said.
If anyone has lost a male German Shepherd and believes this dog may be theirs, they should contact the Claxton Police Department to arrange a time to view the dog. The number is (912) 739-2121.

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