Starving dog rescued by WSFA employee - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Starving dog rescued by WSFA employee

Posted: Updated:
"Vince" a few hours after being rescued. "Vince" a few hours after being rescued.
"Vince", walking the streets of Montgomery, likely hadn't eaten in days or weeks. "Vince", walking the streets of Montgomery, likely hadn't eaten in days or weeks.
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Georgia fugitive captured after months at large

    Georgia fugitive captured after months at large

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-04-16 08:01:00 GMT
    An escaped Georgia inmate who was on the run for months is now back behind bars. Chad Dasher eluded law enforcement since escaping from Tattnall County, Ga. on Jan. 24, 2014. [Related: Georgia fugitiveMore >>
    An escaped Georgia inmate who was on the run for months is now back behind bars. Chad Dasher eluded law enforcement since escaping from Tattnall County, Ga. on Jan. 24, 2014. [Related: Georgia fugitiveMore >>
  • “Hop to the Tanks” food drive

    “Hop to the Tanks” food drive

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-04-16 07:17:04 GMT
    The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division will host the "Hop to the Tanks" food drive Tuesday April 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fort Benning Commissary. Donated food will support theMore >>
    The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division will host the "Hop to the Tanks" food drive Tuesday April 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fort Benning Commissary. Donated food will support the Battle Buddy Resource Center which has a mission to combat hunger by providing food assistance to Fort Benning Soldiers and their families. More >>
  • Man charged with leaving hoax device at Boston Marathon finish line

    Man charged with leaving hoax device at Boston Marathon finish line

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:00 AM EDT2014-04-16 07:00:41 GMT
    Two unattended bags found at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday have been detonated by Boston police's bomb squad. One suspect has been taken into custody.More >>
    Two unattended bags found at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday have been detonated by Boston police's bomb squad. One suspect has been taken into custody.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Leaders of the Montgomery Humane Society say a starving dog wandering around West Montgomery will probably survive after a WSFA 12 News employee and two other people found the animal and called for help.

The brown dog with four white paws was visibly emaciated, its ribs showing and its neck raw.

WSFA 12 News assignment editor Vince Hodges, whom we're now told is the dog's name sake, was out shooting video for a news report when he spotted the dog along West Patton Avenue a few blocks from the station.

Vince called the Montgomery Humane Society while the other folks found bread and water for the distressed animal. The pooch quickly devoured the meal before being transported by humane society employees.

It was not originally believed the dog, now named "Vince", would survive, but officials with the humane society say after examining him, it's believed he can recover despite what they called "horrific injuries" and malnutrition.

Vince Hodges, a true newsman not wanting to be part of the story, wasn't looking for publicity when asked in the newsroom for his own statement for a story. He shook his head and said his kids can now say he's famous.

He did say he hopes others will look at the pictures and, if possible, support their local shelters in some way.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.