Toby, badly burned dog found in Greensboro, finally finds a home

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A file photo of Toby at the Guilford County Animal Shelter in Greensboro. (H. SCOTT HOFFMANN/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — When dogs and cats began leaving the Guilford County Animal Shelter with rescue organizations last week, a semifamous dog departed with them, according to The Greensboro News & Record.

Toby, a scruffy, tan Lhasa apso, left the shelter quietly, with little fanfare. It was fitting, since despite his popularity, most people didn’t know he was still there.

“He was approved for adoption last summer,” said Alison Schwartz, who took Toby and a dozen other animals to foster homes last week. “But he never left the shelter. He’s been there the whole time.”

Toby became a media sensation after he was dropped off at the shelter in April 2014. A woman had found him in her yard, suffering from third-degree burns over more than 50 percent of his body.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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