Cape Coral Animal Shelter says formerly neglected dog ready for forever home

Writer: Derrick Shaw

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter announced via Facebook that Billy, the emaciated dog that WINK News first introduced you to in October, is now ready for his forever home.

Billy was found with multiple scars and severely emaciated. October 23, the shelter received an emergency plea for help from a neighboring county. At the time, caregivers at the shelter thought Billy was a puppy but found out he’s 5-years-old.

Billy has gained more than 20 pounds and is now ready for adoption. “Billy is a healthy, happy pup and will make someone very happy!” said Liz McCauley, the shelter’s executive director.

While Billy’s skin is still healing from the scars, his teeth are nice and clean and he’s at his happy weight now. The Cape Coral Animal Shelter believes Billy is best suited for an active family.

If you would like to adopt Billy, you can fill out an application and send it to the shelter via email to

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