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LYNN HEY/News & Record

GREENSBORO — Outside the Guilford County Animal Shelter, a dog with long, caramel-colored fur scampers around the grass at full speed.

It’s not until you see the pint-size animal up close that you see the nearly black patch of skin on the top of his head and over the area that should contain his right eye.

It’s been just over eight months since a Greensboro resident found the dog, whom a shelter volunteer named Toby, with third-degree burns on half of his body. The puppy, believed to be a Lhasa apso, was left for dead in a yard in northwest Greensboro.

The dog was taken to the shelter on April 19. In the months since he has been recuperating: undergoing treatments for the burns on the top of his head, snout, cheeks, belly and both front legs. His right eye was so badly damaged it was removed by veterinarians.

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