Dog recovering after being found with chain embedded in neck

News

ALBERMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WFLA/WVIR) – A Virginia dog that was found with a chain embedded in its neck is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery to remove the chain.

Volunteers with “Dogs Deserve Better” rescued “Danny Boy” over the weekend.

When they tried to put a collar around his neck, they found a 6-pound chain embedded into it.

Danny Boy underwent a life-saving two hour surgery to remove the large chain.

He is now doing much better.

Volunteers hope the community can help pay for the $1,800 operation.

They also hope the governor will sign legislation that regulates the type of chains used on outdoor dogs.

Danny Boy’s road ahead could include a much needed second surgey.

“Financially we also may need a second surgery to help clean out the wounds, so costs can pile up after just the surgery,” said Sarah Spangler with Dogs Deserve Better.

“I’ve never seen a dog that could possibly be in so much pain, but still can have so much energy and life in him in such a hopeless situation, so I have really high hopes for him recovering and being a great family pet.”

You can help Danny Boy’s cause by donating online.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

STORM TEAM 8 FORECAST: Beautiful day ahead before turning warmer, more humid this week

Thumbnail for the video titled "STORM TEAM 8 FORECAST: Beautiful day ahead before turning warmer, more humid this week"

Volunteers beautify garden in honor of Carlie Brucia in Sarasota

Thumbnail for the video titled "Volunteers beautify garden in honor of Carlie Brucia in Sarasota"

1 dead, 5 hospitalized after crash sends car into Tampa canal

Thumbnail for the video titled "1 dead, 5 hospitalized after crash sends car into Tampa canal"

Woman's body found at Tampa park, police investigating

Thumbnail for the video titled "Woman's body found at Tampa park, police investigating"

Thousands turn out for first day of Gasparilla Distance Classic

Thumbnail for the video titled "Thousands turn out for first day of  Gasparilla Distance Classic"

2 teens killed, 14-year-old injured after head-on collision with semi on US-92

Thumbnail for the video titled "2 teens killed, 14-year-old injured after head-on collision with semi on US-92"

STORM TEAM 8 FORECAST: Sunshine returns but cool temps stick around for one more day

Thumbnail for the video titled "STORM TEAM 8 FORECAST: Sunshine returns but cool temps stick around for one more day"

Low temps have people seeking warmth inside businesses, cold weather shelters

Thumbnail for the video titled "Low temps have people seeking warmth inside businesses, cold weather shelters"

Hillsborough deputies arrest 2 men in computer scheme that targeted victims across US

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hillsborough deputies arrest 2 men in computer scheme that targeted victims across US"

Medical marijuana dispensaries broken into in Clearwater, one at 4:20 a.m.

Thumbnail for the video titled "Medical marijuana dispensaries broken into in Clearwater, one at 4:20 a.m."

Security footage shows medical marijuana dispensary break-in

Thumbnail for the video titled "Security footage shows medical marijuana dispensary break-in"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss