The Humane Society of Greater Niagara says it is grateful for the thousands of dollars raised so far as it continues to nurse a young Shih Tzu back to health after the malnourished dog was dropped off at its St. Catharines shelter over the holidays. HSGN’s director, Tanya Firmage, says Shih Tzu “Gary” was dropped off in “deplorable condition” and in dire need of medical attention for severe skin and ear infections.The canine, believed to be just one or two years old, was delivered to the humane society on Christmas Eve and required immediate veterinary care. She says an unnamed, very special veterinarian left a Christmas party to come and assess and begin treatment of the dog. She adds not a lot is known about Gary’s history, and urged anyone with knowledge of his background to come forward. As of yesterday morning, the fundraiser for Gary had amassed almost $6,000.