Dorothy on the mend and looking for her “fur-ever” family

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HOUSTON- Meet Dorothy, a four-year-old German Shepherd mix whose had a “ruff life.”

A Good Samaritan brought her to the Houston SPCA with serious neck wounds. It was so painful, Dorothy was whimpering even after sedated.

“She had what’s called an embedded collar, which means someone had put a collar on her and left it there without making it any bigger and as she grew it cut into the skin. So, she was in a considerable amount of pain and it was very badly infected,” explains the Houston SPCA's Lisa Rotter.

Dorothy's amazing transformation is thanks to the vets at the Houston SPCA, who literally removed the pain in her neck by cutting off the collar then shaving and cleaning the horrific wound.

Thanks to lots of tender loving care and antibiotics, Dorothy is on the mend. She’s looking forward to health, happiness and a "fur-ever" family that will be as loving and loyal to her as she is to them.

Do you think you could own a dog that`s had a “ruff life?” If so, then check out the Houston SPCA.

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