UPDATE: Abused Dog Available for Adoption

By: News 10
By: News 10

We have a good news update for you--- the dog known as Tatiana is finally ready for adoption.

We first told you about Tatiana in early 2011, when a good Samaritan found her nearly frozen, hog-tied with duct tape and left for dead in Lansing's Old Town.

She was taken to the Capital Area Humane Society where she spent months in foster care recovering from her injuries. Because of the abuse she had gone through, the shelter didn't think she would ever be available for adoption.

In October 2012, Tatiana was moved to Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary in Lake Odessa, to get the love and care her special needs required. The Capital Area Humane Society held a special send-off for her, where dozens of people came to say goodbye and wish her well, including the good Samaritan who rescued her.

Because Tatiana has been taken such good care of by the staff at Mackenzie's, she is finally able to be adopted. You can learn more about adopting her by clicking on the link within this article.

The man accused of abusing Tatiana was eventually arrested and charged with one count of animal cruelty. 24-year-old Ray Potter of Dimondale pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 93 days in jail, community service and one year probation. He was also ordered to pay more than $11,000 in fines and court costs.

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