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Dog Found with 22-pound Chain Around her Neck

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A pit bull was found this week in Limestone County. The dog was found with a 22 pound log chain dug into her neck and she was also 10 pounds underweight.

Town and Country Animal Hospital Veterinarian, Dr. John Hammons says, "It was locked around her neck presenting a lot of tissue damage, she did not know whose pet this was it was found wandering along the road and in a parking lot."

Luckily, a good Samaritan dropped her off at the Town and Country Animal Hospital.

"This pet has possibly been used in fighting or at least training fighting dogs it has other wounds that could be from previous injuries on the face and front legs," says Dr. Hammons.

Doctor Hammons says the girl may have been used during a dog fighting ring but so far, shows no sign of aggression. A California group is offering a $1,500 reward for information on the owners.

The veterinarians office is holding a contest to name the girl as she fights for her life and a forever home.

Meanwhile, in Toney another Pit bull is recovering from injuries sustained during a possible dog fighting ring. His name is Luke. He's being treated by the staff at Countryside Animal Hospital and Dr. Shannon Johnson.

Johnson says both dogs are lucky to be alive. Those large chains are used to keep a dog from getting away.

Both dogs were apparently just dropped off on the side of the road, which Dr. Johnson says is something that usually happens. "Hate to say this but it cost money for a bullet it doesn't cost money to dump one on the side of the road."

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