Gus the dog hosts walk to help raise awareness against animal cruelty

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Gus the dog came back to Houston, and this time it was to raise awareness!

On Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Gus was at Eleanor Tinsley Park to host a walk against animal cruelty.

The canine made headlines back in September, after he was shot 25 times with a pellet gun and suffered a swollen neck due to a shoestring that was cutting through his neck.

Since then, he has been on the road to recovery and even found a new loving foster parent.

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Now, he is doing much better and helping bring awareness to animal cruelty.

"Gus brought some awareness to a lot of people due to his severe injuries, so we're marching against animal cruelty today," Michelle Haberland, a board member of Houston K911 Rescue, said. "It's a very unfortunate thing that happened to Gus, but it happens everyday in the city to every animal."

Those who participated in the walk were also able to purchase a "Walk with Gus Against Animal Cruelty" T-shirt.

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