Geronimo was rescued in December 2015 after a concerned neighbor filed an urgent animal cruelty report after seeing the horrendous conditions he was being kept in. When rescuers arrived at the home, poor Geronimo was found locked inside a crate outside in the snow, with very little room to move around and no way to keep warm. He was emaciated and starving, and rescuers were worried that after everything he’d been through, he might not make it.
Luckily, Geronimo was taken in by the Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) in Ohio just in time. On top of everything else, he was suffering from a potentially fatal heartworm infection, but was able to receive treatment as soon as he was in the care of the rescue, which saved his life. His knees and legs were also in poor condition from being crated for so long, so he underwent bilateral knee surgeries.