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Support grows for dog dumped at Kentucky Humane Society

Posted at 11:33 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 09:43:24-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Update: Ethan, the dying dog left at the Kentucky Humane Society last week, is doing well.

While he recovers, thousands are cheering him on and following along through posts shared by the Kentucky Humane Society.

Ethan was left at the Kentucky Humane Society on Friday, starving and barely moving, according to Emily Bewley, Veterinarian at the Kentucky Humane Society.

"I honestly thought when they brought him back that he was gone already," Bewley said.

Since Friday, Bewley has seen Ethan make progress.

"I'm encouraged because he wants to eat really badly," she said. "He wants to drink and he wants to eat."

Staff has also been helping to lift Ethan up-right to help rebuild his muscle.

"He likes to stand up and he kind of shakes his little body around," Bewley said.

But Ethan still has a long way to go, and may not survive, she said.

"I'm hopeful I think we're probably still at 50/50," She said.

Still, the support the Humane Society has received online has been overwhelming. Each post with an update on Ethan has received thousands of likes and hundreds of shares. Thousands of dollars have been donated since Friday to help with Ethan's care.

"It has been an overwhelming response from Louisville and the country," Bewley said. "It's nice that everybody is so supportive."

The Kentucky Humane Society continues to post updates on Ethan on Facebook.