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Ambrose had to have an eye removed and a leg amputated. Officials believe the dog was part of a fighting ring. (Source: Angels for Ambrose) Ambrose had to have an eye removed and a leg amputated. Officials believe the dog was part of a fighting ring. (Source: Angels for Ambrose)
Ambrose following initial rounds of treatment. Ambrose following initial rounds of treatment.
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A dog in the Shoals is getting a new "leash" on life, after he was found fighting to stay alive, tied to a barbed-wire fence in Lauderdale County.

County officials said concerned citizens found the dog starving and with near-fatal injuries along County Road 62, in the Oakland community. The dog went to the shelter first, and then officials contacted the local Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) group to help in treatment.

Officials said after evaluating the young pup, named Ambrose, they believe he was used either to fight or as bait in a dog fighting ring.

As a result of his injuries, vets had to amputate his leg and remove an eye. Ambrose is now in foster care for the remainder of his treatment, but will soon be looking for a new home.

Animal advocates like Dan Summy and the Shoals PAWS group are hoping Ambrose's story will help educate people on the horrors of dog fighting. They said there is no place for that type of activity in our community.

"It just goes to show the people who are involved in this activity care nothing for the animals and their welfares," said Summy. "It's all about making money."

"Everyone can help stop this terrible tragedy from taking place all the time, but it will take everyone to do so," he said.

The Lauderdale County District Attorney's Office is investigating the case. They said there is reward money available for any information leading to an arrest and conviction of a dog fighter.

To learn more about Ambrose and his story, visit the Facebook page ‘Angels for Ambrose.'

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