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.