Workers with the Lake County, Florida, Public Works Department were mowing grass Tuesday afternoon when they discovered an emaciated, abandoned dog along a busy road.
Crew members said they spotted the abnormally thin, weak dog on Sunnyside Drive and called the Lake County Office of Animal Services for help, WFTV-TV reported.
The dog was taken to the Lake County Animal Shelter, where she weighed in at 22 pounds.
Pit Sisters, a Jacksonville-based rescue agency, ensured that the dog received emergency care.
"I know we have a great group of employees, but this week, I found out we have a couple of heroes," Lori Koontz, the division's manager, said in a statement.
The dog, who has been nicknamed "Glory," is eating, drinking and slowly regaining strength.
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