Dog rescued from roof in Yo. finds new home

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – As workers with the Mahoning County Dog Warden’s office take “Isis” out for a little walk, they say the two-year-old mixed breed has become quite an attention-grabber since being rescued from a roof over this weekend, when we first told you about her.

“The voice mails were full this morning. Email boxes were full from members of the community, from different states, people all calling to check on her well being,” Rick Tunison with the Mahoning County Dog Warden’s office.

Saturday, Youngstown police and firefighters, as well as the dog warden, were called to a house on the city’s east side after neighbors spotted the Rottweiller-Doberman mix on the roof, too scared to come down. Authorities believe she had been climbing in and out of a hole after the owner left her there sometime last week.

Tunison said typically, dogs like this weigh close to 85 pounds. Isis weighs only about 46.

“She really loves to eat, that’s pretty apparent, but she has no signs of food aggression or anything,” Tunison said.

And she’s apparently had some training, as volunteers discovered she would sit down on command when they offered her a treat.

While experts think the dog could have gone a week or more without food, she also has a case of heart worms, which may have caused one local rescue organization that specializes in rottweilers to pull back from taking “Isis.”

But we’ve learned since then one of the firefighters who pulled the dog to safety has agreed to adopt her.

For everything she’s been through, she has a great personality. She still loves people,” Tunison said.

The dog volunteers at the pound have already re-named her “Roofie,” and she could have a new home and family to care for her later this week.

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