1 year after surrounded by vultures, Greensboro dog happy in new home

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Vultures surround a dog tethered to a tree in a yard at 2803 Phillips Ave., Tuesday, December 30, 2014, in Greensboro. After Guilford County Animal Control was called, the dog was removed from the property, but its condition was unknown, as the officer went off duty shortly after picking up the dog. (ROB BROWN/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A pit bull that was photographed by the News & Record in 2014 surrounded by vultures has spent the last year in a new home and is loving life.

Lilo was only 6 to 8 months old when people reported seeing the puppy chained to a tree in the yard of a house in the 2800 block of Phillips Avenue on Dec. 30, 2014.

Guilford County Animal Control seized Lilo from the yard, where dozens of black vultures surrounded her and stood on top of her plastic doghouse. Lilo was taken to the shelter, where her owners never claimed her.

Keana Lynch, 28, and Travis Henley, 30, of Stokesdale, took in Lilo through the Merit Pit Bull Foundation as a foster dog. However, it became apparent fairly early on that Lilo would be staying with them permanently, Lynch said.

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