On Thursday, the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County saved a death-row dog named "Rusty."
Rusty was about to lose his precious life at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif.; his reprieve came literally, in the nick of time.
Nobody is certain what breed of dog Rusty is - on the facility's website, he was listed as a Mastiff mix, his rescuers believe that he could be part shepherd. Without his ears, which were cruelly cut from his head, it is difficult to make the correct determination.
According to Rusty's rescuers, it appears that someone used scissors to chop off the dog's ears, leaving him disfigured.
Today, Rusty is in safe hands and he will soon come to realize that people can be good, and compassionate, and that he is going to be okay.
Learn more about Rusty's rescuers at this link to their Facebook page.
Further details about Rusty at this link.
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