Organization rescues abandoned dog in Attleboro
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ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- A dog is on the road to recovery after she was found abandoned on the streets.
It's a new leash on life for the dog named "Little Orphan Annie."
Annie, a mixed poodle breed, was found severely neglected on Route 1 in the Attleboro area.
Annie’s fur was so thick and matted, she couldn't see. She also had problems with her ears and legs. The Poodle Rescue of New England organization came to her aid.
“Her mats were years think. They had woven around her hind legs so she couldn't walk, they had woven over her eyes so she couldn't see, and her ears were so badly infected they were swollen shut and she couldn't hear and she also had black mold growing on her fur,” said Roxanne Houghton of the Poodle Rescue of New England.
Annie still needs surgery for knee problems, which is why the organization is asking for the public's help.
“That will be a surgery of about $3,500 that we're trying to raise to do that,” said Houghton.
The organization is doing all this for a four-legged fighter who still has a strong spirit.
“It's just a testament to her resiliency that she trusts. I mean look at her, she's such a little snuggle bug,” said Alice O'Connor of the Poodle Rescue of New England.
The vet believes Annie is about two years old.
For more information on donating money for Annie's surgery go to the Poodle Rescue of New England website.
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