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Once a 'bait dog' Orlando stray in desperate need of rescue

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The four-year-old red and white female mixed breed dog now named Saffron came into Orange County Animal Shelter as a stray on May 14.

No one knows how Saffron's muzzle area became so distorted, but her physical injuries have healed, albeit not the way they would have if she had been properly given veterinary care. And as is so miraculous about dogs, Saffron is still friendly and loving towards humans.

Injuries of this type suggest Saffron may have been used as a bait dog helping to train fighting dogs to ravage and kill in the egregious and illegal crime of dog fighting.

Obviously Saffron deserves a much better life than the neglected one she has lived so far, and now humane advocates are hoping the public will come together to help rescue, foster, pledge donations, and find a permanent home for this dog.

At this point, Saffron is being held in isolation in Kennel WD131. Please refer to A291153 at the Orange County Animal Shelter located at 2769 Conroy Road in Orlando, Fla. (407)-836-3111.

Please click here for Saffron's shelter description.

A short video is included to show every human the amazing forgiveness in this dog's heart.

Follow Saffron's thread on Facebook by clicking here.

Please share her story and help Saffron to find a "pawsome" new home.

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