02/10/11: Courage, a 3-year-old German Shepard, handled by his owner, Lisa Whiseany, of Huntington Beach, are surrounded by members of the Bellflower City Council upon receiving recognition after surviving near death during the City of Bellflower's 17th Annual BRAVO Awards held inside the William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium at City Hall on Thursday, February 10, 2011. In April 2010, Courage was found tied to a tree by a short chain in the back yard of a house in Bellflower before being removed by a good Samaritan. Weighting a mere 37 pounds, Courage was taken by the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County to Community Veterinary Hospital in Garden Grove for extensive emergency medical treatment. Today, Courage is a healthy and happy 90-pound dog.
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