Dog allegedly neglected in Burlington kennel released from hospital


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Dog allegedly neglected in Burlington kennel released from hospital

By Annie Scholz. CREATED Nov 8, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov 8, 2013

BURLINGTON - A dog found emaciated after a stay at a Burlington kennel is out of the hospital.

“Mojo” is doing a lot better, but he's not out of the woods yet. Just last week, he was nothing but skin and bones. Now, he's gained some weight and is getting around -- slowly, but surely. He still has to fight for a full recovery, but now he can do it with his family by his side.

"His energy level is up," explains owner Joanne Kumprey. "He's eating. He's drinking."

That's a big improvement over his condition last week, when the Kumprey family came home from vacation to find Mojo emaciated and injured, after a stay at Dale Creek Gundogs in Burlington. The kennel maintains they did nothing wrong.

The Kumpreys say Mojo's kidneys are damaged and he's going to lose a toe. He's also on antibiotics and a special diet, but he's come a long way from the ICU.

He’s making it one day at a time -- now, from the comfort of his own home.

"Our concern is just getting him his health back. I mean, we want him back in the house, we want him healthy, and we want him with us for a long time."

They Kumpreys say they've been overwhelmed by the support they've received.