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Emaciated dog found wandering the streets of Cleveland

"Atlas" is being cared for now at a local veterinarian's hospital.
Credit: Mutts in a /Rut Rescue

CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous story.

A Cleveland rescue group called Mutts in a Rut is helping to nurse a dog back to health, after it was found wandering the streets.

Atlas was found Monday and taken to Cleveland Animal Care and Control to be checked out by medical staff there. 

Atlas appears to be a younger bulldog mix, and workers at the kennel say he's very sweet.

The dog was transferred to a foster home associated with a local rescue. There, he was given a bath and individual attention he needed so that he can be nursed back to health. From the foster home, he was taken to a local animal hospital for medical care. Atlas will likely remain at the animal hospital until sometime next week. When he was found, Atlas was about 15-20 lbs. underweight. He is being checked for other medical issues while he's in the care of veterinarians. 

Credit: Mutts in a Rut Rescue

Mutts in a Rut is the rescue that is taking care of Atlas' medical expenses and hopefully, his eventual adoption. They are a non-profit rescue dedicated to saving dogs that are medically challenged, and dogs from overcrowded kennels and abusive situations in the greater Cleveland area and beyond.  Mutts in a Rut's mission is helping dogs in need and then placing them in permanent loving homes.

If you're interested in helping Mutts in a Rut with Atlas' medical bill, there are several ways you can do so. Click HERE to donate on the group's website. You can also donate via PayPal, the group's Facebook page or the U.S. Mail:

Mutts in a Rut Rescue
P.O Box 111335
Cleveland, OH 44111.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous, unrelated story.