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Dog Rescued in Gallatin -- Mikayla Lewis

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GALLATIN, Tenn.-- An abandoned dog chewed his way out of a crate he was locked in on the side of the road. Andrew Finney went for his normal morning run today, and took a different route because he was enjoying the nice weather.

Finney came across an animal crate with a malnourished dog beside it on Old Douglas Lane.

Andrew Finney said, "I crossed a creek and noticed something white to my left which normally isn't over there. I looked and it was a small dog next to a kennel."

The side of the plastic cage was chewed out. Finney came back to the dog with his wife, and three sons. They fed him hot dogs and bacon and took him to Special Place for Animals.

Finney said, " Somewhere on the ride my family fell in love with the dog."

The shelter cleaned the dog up and vaccinated him.

Special Place for Animals founder, Diana Townsend says, " You can feel every bone on him, every rib. He ate everything we gave him."

The Finney's decided to adopt the dog, named Douglas after the street he was found on. 

Douglas is expected to make a full recovery. Anyone with any information on Douglas' previous owners is asked to call Sumner County Animal Shelter. The S.P.A says they want to press animal cruelty charges.

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