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Dog recovering after being tied up outside in Brooklyn, attempting to bite off own foot

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 12:58:46-05

(WPIX/CNN) -- A 1-year-old German Shepard is recovering after he was found tied to a Brooklyn fence.

His rescuers, who've named him Buddy, say the dog had a wire wrapped around his leg. It had cut off circulation in the dog's left leg and the pup tried to bit off his own foot so he could escape.

He could barely stand straight when he was found in front of Animal Care Centers of New York Saturday morning. His rescuers took him to a veterinarian for emergency surgery.

Buddy still has a long way to go. Doctors say they may still have to amputate his leg.

“It makes you think about people," said Feraz Mohammed, an animal control officer with Animal Care Centers of NY. "Why would they make an animal suffer like this?"

It's still unclear why the dog was left tied to the fence. Officials don't know who left him there.

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