Animal control was called out on a cruelty to investigate a dog with a broken leg who hadn't gotten veterinary care. This was in a rather poor section of town, and when the dog was hit by a car, the owner said she couldn't afford to go to a vet, so the dog just had to live with its injury. When the officers started to take the dog -- with the intention of having it PTS -- the owner's young son began crying that he didn't want his dog taken away. So, 2 of the supervisors decided to take the dog to the vet to see about his leg. The vet said the dog's leg couldn't be saved, so they amputated, and the supervisors paid the bill. They went back to the owner's house with the intention of bringing the dog back -- and thinking this would be a welcome surprise to them. But the owner surprised them by saying she had decided if she couldn't afford vet care, they shouldn't have a dog (which I think was wise). Now, animal control was faced with a dilemma -- they had paid a considerable fee to save this dog, and didn't know what to do with him. So, a rescue-friend was contacted by them, and asked if she could help. She contacted me and we went there yesterday to see the dog and to take photographs. They asked if we could post about him, with the hope of finding him a home. This is what we know about the dog, and what we observed. 'Bear' is a large Lab- mix, about 11 months old. He probably weighs 60-65 lbs. He is not in a pen, but on a tie-out, which gives him room to run. He was not overly friendly, and barked while we were there. However, animal control has a 'mascot' (a young female dog) that runs loose on the property, and Bear was understandably upset because this dog was running free. In the right hands, and in a fenced yard, the dog would probably do fine. He's not had much of a life up to now, and probably hasn't had alot of attention or discipline.