'Vegan anarchist' saves freezing, injured dog

Animal's owner was going to have it euthanized

CINCINNATI -- It was one of the coldest nights this month, Robert Inhuman said, when a 1-year-old dog stumbled through the woods and up to his home.

"It was about 9 degrees," he said. And there was a dog outside he described as "freezing to death -- couldn't move, couldn't walk -- at our back porch."

Inhuman tracked down the dog's owners and learned he was named Blue. He also found out Blue was seriously injured, and that the dog's owner couldn't afford medical care.

An X-ray shows Blue's broken femur. Photo courtesy Jennifer Brock

Blue, the owner told Inhuman, was going to be euthanized.

"I'm a vegan anarchist with a very strong belief in animal liberation," he said, "so any opportunity to help innocent animal life is the core of my life philosophy."

With the help of about 50 people, many of whom he said he met through a record label he owns, Inhuman raised about $1,300 to pay for treatment on Blue's broken femur, along with dental work and neutering.

He underwent surgery Wednesday at Noah's Ark Animal Clinic on Colerain Avenue.

Inhuman also has a new name in mind for the dog: "His name was Blue, but we think Grey Matter might be a suitable name, too, because it implies a lot of brains -- and he’s got a pretty big head."

He said his schedule won't allow him keep the dog permanently, so he's hoping somebody else can give Blue, or Grey Matter, a forever home.

I Have A Dream Rescue picked up the dog Thursday from Noah's Ark; he was a little out of it but doing well. People interested in adopting Blue can contact the rescue.

"Anybody who ends up being the forever home ... is going to be a lucky family," Inhuman said. "I can guarantee it."

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