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Dog with ears cut off gets new home in NoHo

September 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A happy ending for Phoenix, the German Shepherd-mix whose ears were cut off to be used as a bait dog to train fight dogs.Phoenix was found as a stray two weeks ago. He was set to be put asleep until a volunteer posted his story on the internet.

His story drew offers to adopt him from across the country, from Canada and even England.

Phoenix was adopted by a North Hollywood couple and moved into his new home last Saturday.

Thom Barg, Phoenix's new owner, said he fell for the dog's sweet face and eyes.