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Police chief helps dog get second chance at life in Clark Co.

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 CLARK COUNTY (WKOW) -- A dog that was brutally abused is now given a second chance at life.

Owen police say 3-year-old German Shepard mix was found badly hurt last month.

Owen Police Chief Andrew Schade says, "When I come in, she jumps on me, starts licking me."  Chief Schade and the dog, Sammy, have gained a lifetime bond within only a few weeks of knowing each other.

Sammy is in much better health than she was a month ago.  Sammy was found on the side of the road, barely clinging to life.  According to court documents, Sammy's previous owner tried to skin her alive.

Our affiliate, WAOW, says Sammy underwent multiple surgeries.  She still has wounds on her neck and chest, but she is a survivor. And she thanks Chief Schade for that.  He paid for all of Sammy's bills which totaled to more than $1,000. 

Now, Sammy is staying with a foster family.  A fund has been set up for Sammy at Time Federal Savings Bank.  Chief Schade says the money will go towards medical care.  Any money left over will go to Clark County Humane Society.

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