RALEIGH, N.C. – A badly burned dog rescued in Guilford County continues to recover after undergoing five hours of surgery Tuesday at North Carolina State University.
Officials said Toby suffered burns to 50 percent of his body. During his surgery, the vet had to take skin from the tip of Toby’s ear to reconstruct his right eyelid.
Toby has already had his left eye removed and still has a small area behind his neck that needs some work.
Toby was brought to the Guilford County Animal Shelter last month. Workers said a woman found him abandoned and burned in a yard near Battleground Avenue in Greensboro.
It remains uncertain who hurt the dog. Police are treating this as an animal cruelty case.
Toby will continue to stay at N.C. State for about two weeks. The dog is said to be making progress.