Dog found starved, neglected gets new home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control officials said the dog who was found wandering along a downtown street with open wounds on his body now has a new home.

Ranger, a red and white Australian Cattle Dog, was found in the 2800-block of South Barr Street on March 24. He was 30 to 40 pounds underweight, covered in urine and feces and had infected wounds on his feet and hind quarters.

Ranger got to go home with his new family on Monday afternoon.

Investigators said they’re still looking for the person responsible for Ranger’s poor condition. Anyone with information on the dog’s possible owner is asked to call Animal Care & Control at 260-427-1244 (select menu option one).

Ranger has improved after two weeks at the shelter and has now been adopted. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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