Thanks so much for helping him!
My beautiful, stately, silly boy that we lost in December to hermangiosarcoma came to us as a stray from Austin, TX. He was a tall sable, and the AC people thought he was a malinois, apparently they weren't used to sables! The malinois rescue group down there (we're in MI) did take him, saying maybe he was a GSD/mali cross, and because they didn't have room for him, he found his way up to a woman who fosters malinois near Jackson, MI, and he ended up with us, in mid-Michigan. He was all GSD, with a number tattooed in his ear from the United Schutzhund Clubs of America. While he was at Austin Animal Control, the people who owned him did find him there, but said they couldn't afford to get him out. They must not have been able to afford food or vet care for him either, because he came to Michigan at least 30 lbs. underweight and heartworm positive.
He was a wonderful boy, my Caesar, and we lost him prematurely--we had him only three years, but I will always be grateful to the people in Austin, TX who saved him and sent him on his way to us!