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Puppy needs home after surviving dog attack

Theodore, a German Shepherd puppy, was severely attacked by another dog and was dropped off at a shelter in South Los Angeles on Friday, December 24, 2010.

December 31, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The New Year is looking up for a puppy that was almost killed last week.Theodore, a German Shepherd puppy, was severely attacked by another dog.

The pup's family left him at a shelter in South Los Angeles on Christmas Eve. A group called the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County got the call to help.

Theodore had a broken leg and numerous puncture wounds.

"I like to think of it as our own mini miracle because he was in a very, very scary shelter, injured, crying in pain," said Maria Dales of German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.

Theodore had surgery and is doing much better, but he's racked up a $5,000 veterinary bill.