This just in from Marti Ryan, spokeswoman for county animal services:
Sometimes, you just have to make a country boy a city slicker. In Rudy's case, it was for his own good.
This white-blonde, handsome hound mix was wandering the rural countryside in search of his supper. He's miraculously healthy and is now learning manners. Just a year old, Rudy (ID1497089) is softer than a bunny and medium-sized at 30 pounds.
Adopt him fully neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and licensed at Hillsborough County Animal Services (closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) 440 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa, www.hillsboroughcounty.org.