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Way to Go, Gordo! Abused Puppy Doing Well After Surgery

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We got an update today from the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control about Gordo, the pit bull mix puppy who was rescued from an abusive owner and needed serious medical attention.

The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation (ACF) says they have received "tremendous" response to the story of Gordo, a four-month-old whose previous owner who allegedly threw him against a wall and repeatedly kicked him, while under the influence of drugs. The ACF has been accepting donations to cover the cost of caring for Gordo.

Here's the latest on Gordo:

Thanks to the public’s generosity, Gordo was able to have surgery on Monday, April 30, 2012. Although the surgery was more complex than initially anticipated, he is otherwise healthy and doing well. Once the vet releases him, he will be placed into foster care to further recover. Once he recovers and begins his follow up rehabilitation treatments, he will be available for adoption. The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) currently has a lengthy list of potential adopters. DACC will ensure Gordo is adopted into a home that best suits his needs.

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