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Dog in South Carolina nearly decapitated by rope

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This week, a dog in Chester County, S.C., was nearly decapitated after a deeply embedded rope was ripped from his neck.

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The photo of the dog's injury is so graphic that it could not be shown without being digitally modified. On Wednesday, the Chester County Animal Care and Control posted the following about the dog, who has been dubbed "Russell:"

We received a Shepherd mix with an embedded rope that was ripped out. We named him Russell and he is extremely sweet natured even in his current condition.

Russell underwent major surgery to help repair the damage from the massive wound at the Carolina Place Animal Hospital on Wednesday evening - initial estimates for Russell's care are in excess of $1,500. Those who are interested in making a donation towards Russell's veterinary expenses can call the veterinary hospital at 803-789-5047 or make a Paypal contribution to chesteranimalcontrol@chesterso.com

The rescue organization, Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs has committed to help Russell from this point going forward. Please click here to follow the rescue agency on Facebook. The rescue has established a donation fundraising site here.

The latest update on Thursday indicates that despite the major surgery and devastating injury, Russell is doing well - today he was eating, drinking and even wagging his tail.

Continue reading: Unbreakable bond - devoted dog stays with deceased guardian

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