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Dog makes remarkable recovery after severe neglect

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It's been called one of the worst cases of neglect involving a dog that survived, but Princess P not only survived, she is thriving. So we're hoping to help find her a forever home. We do want to warn you that some of the pictures are extremely graphic. When she was first rescued, Vets weren't even sure she'd make it through the night. Princess P has made a remarkable recovery. The Mastiff mix was found running loose in a Toledo neighborhood with a swollen head in September. Today she is just like any other young dog...happy and full of good energy!

She was found by Canine Care and Control officers several months ago. Instead of a collar, the Mastiff mix had a cord wrapped around her neck several times. Dr. Anna Brown says over several months that cord slowly cut through her skin, all the way to her neck vertebrae, "I have seen a lot of ingrown collars during my career but I have never seen anything like this. She had already done quite a bit of healing while at the Dog Warden or Canine Care and Control office before we got her. She's had a lot of people pulling for her and attached to her."  Princess P was transferred to the Toledo Area Humane Society in early September, "When you look at her original injuries and how far she's come, it's amazing. She has kept her sweet attitude through the whole ordeal, the bandage changes, having stitches removed, she's doing really well." Those who've been part of her recover say even though Princess P has endured so much pain she is always wagging her tail and rolling over for belly rubs, "She's positive, happy and she never got tired of everything we put her through to get her to this point. She's really been a highlight of the last couple months." All the tough days she had to endure got her ready for the day when she could be adopted and that day is here, "If I didn't already have two dogs she would go home with me, she is truly wonderful!"

The person who did this to Princess P has not yet been caught. Just like any animal at the Humane Society you will have to go through a screening process if you'd like to add her to your family. Remember there are plenty of other great animals there looking for homes too.

 

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