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    MOLLY'S SURGICAL PHOTOS
    WARNING: Photos are surgical photos and are graphic.

    On January 6, 2010 Molly, a one and a half year old german shepherd was rescued after being freed from a life on a chain. After a thorough investigation, no charges were filed against the owner and it was determined it was "unintentional" neglect.

    Molly's story is a classic example of how chained dogs become victims of the "out of sight, out of mind" theory, leaving them to suffer and often die horrific deaths. It is estimated that approximately 196,000 dogs live their lives on chains in Iowa. There currently is no law against chaining your dog for life if they have food, water and shelter.

    If you would like to help other dogs like Molly be free from a life of chains, please give to "Molly's Fund" which will provide for those companions that find themselves victims of neglect, cruelty and abuse.

    Read Molly's story here.

    MOLLY PRIOR TO SURGERY   BACK OF NECK   SIDE VIEW OF NECK
    Molly - Chained Dog - German Shepherd   Molly - German Shepherd - Chain Dog   Molly - German Shepherd - Chained Dog
    1 1/2 years old, Female
     
    Choke Chain embedded in neck
     
    Side view of embedded collar
             
    REMOVAL OF COLLAR
     
    ENTANGLED TISSUE
     
    COLLAR REMOVED
     RVAS - Chain surgically removed from dog's neck   RVAS - Molly - German Shepherd   RVAS - German Shepherd
    Chain carefully removed
     
    Scar Tissue grown over collar
     
    Collar once it is removed
             
        SURGERY COMPLETED    
        Raccoon Valley - German Shepherd    
       
    The aftermath. Forever scarred.
       

     

     


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