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Malnourished dog found in Dunn County, Wis., on the mend, arrest made

Updated: November 12, 2019 05:46 PM

A severely malnourished dog found in Sherman Township, Wisconsin, last week is on the mend.

According to an update from the Dunn County Humane Society, the dog, whom they've named Gabriel, now weighs 44 pounds, meaning he has gained about 20 pounds since arriving at the shelter.

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"His playful personality has the staff laughing daily at his antics," a Facebook post from the shelter states. "Such a fun-loving goofball. We will give another update later this week... but rest assured he is doing well, and we have been passing along your hugs and love to him."

Those who would like to help Gabriel by donating to the shelter can do so here.

Meanwhile, in a release issued Tuesday morning, authorities said an individual was arrested in connection with the case. The individual, who has not been named, was arrested for failure to provide food and drink in intentional mistreatment of an animal resulting in disfigurement, which is a misdemeanor. The case has been transferred to the Dunn County District Attorney's office for prosecution.

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