LEXINGTON, N.C. — A dog found along a North Carolina road with a chain collar embedded into his neck is recovering from an infection a veterinarian surgically removed the collar.
Authorities tell The Dispatch in Lexington that someone found the 1-year-old hound mix dragging the chain and dropped him off at a vet’s office Tuesday.
Paula Barkley of the Davidson County Animal Alliance says the dog is being treated for an infection caused by the embedded chain. Alliance staffers named the dog Figaro, a type of chain.
She says the chain likely had been around the dog’s neck since he was a puppy.
Figaro will need another surgery, after which Barkley says the dog will go to a foster home.
Davidson County Sheriff David Grice says investigators have little information as they search for the dog’s owner.
Information from: The Dispatch, http://www.the-dispatch.com