NEWPORT, Mich. – It’s a happy ending for Oscar, the stray puppy that was nearly put down last week after he nipped a man in the finger when he was captured in a cage.
“He’s a good little puppy,” said Melissa Borden, with Devoted Barn in Newport.
He’s the so-called “vicious” dog whose fate was almost sealed after animal control got hold of him but Oscar is in new hands now.
“They researched us and said we were a good fit for him,” Borden said.
Devoted Barn is a shelter for feral or stray animals.
The single mom uses her own money and the help of donations to help heal these dogs and find them homes.
She said it takes time, patience and a lot of love.
“It’ll be a long, slow process of just getting him used to people. We start hand feeding so everything positive comes from us,” she said.
Borden has rehabilitated more than 100 feral dogs in the last year like Oscar.
Borden said if you find a feral dog, it’s best to leave it alone and call animal control.
As for Oscar, instead of being on death row, he’ll be giving kisses to his new adoptive family.