After successful surgery to remove a shackle embedded in it's neck, a badly emaciated dog was able to walk around.
Video released by the Delaware County SPCA shows the dog named “Trooper” after doctors removed the shackle and reconstructed the dog’s neck.
The SPCA found Trooper in Darby, Pennsylvania, on Thursday. He was badly emaciated to the point where animal officers had trouble determining his breed, but they believe he could be a Mastiff or a Great Dane.
The Delco SPCA asked anyone who could help “put meat on those bones” to donate.
They also continued to investigate who put the shackle into Trooper’s neck.
Anyone with information on Trooper’s owner is asked to contact Police Officer Ron Riggle at 610-566-1370 x214 or by email.