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Sad goodbye to Holmes County stray dog named "Hope"

Hope had been in the county's custody since being found in an emaciated state earlier this week.
Credit: Holmes County Dog Warden Office

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — On Monday morning, a volunteer for the Holmes County Dog Warden's Office picked up a stray dog on Township Road 90. The Dog Warden, Jon Beam, said the dog he had found, which they named "Hope, "was somewhere between six and eight years old and was in dire need of a veterinarian's attention.

"Hope" was taken to a local veterinarian where they attempted to save her with life-supplying methods, but unfortunately, the doctors were unable to provide the pup with revitalizing efforts. 

"Hope had shown some signs of improvement and we thought things were looking up. Yesterday on 10/28/2020 sometime in the morning Hope started to seize and had to be given medication to calm down. Throughout the day she continued seizing and had to be given medication," the Holmes County Dog Warden said in a post on Facebook. 

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"It is with great sadness and heartbreak that we inform all of Hope’s supporters and followers that yesterday the decision had to be made to humanely euthanize her. This decision was made after speaking with her veterinary and discussing Hope's current condition" the Holmes County Dog Warden continued, "It was determined that Hope was suffering significantly and the best thing for her was to humanely end the suffering she was going through. This was an extremely difficult decision for Hope's doctor and the Dog Warden’s Department."

The dog warden's office is seeking any and all information regarding the person (s) responsible for the care of "Hope". 

They are asking anyone with information about how "Hope" got into the condition she was in when she was found, to call them at (330) 674-6301.

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