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Bruce Adopted: Mutilated Dog That Wandered into Pharmacy Gets New Home

"Bruce" was found with his head burned and ears chopped off on March 6 at CVS on Lawrenceville Highway.

Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office Facebook
Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office Facebook

The abused dog that wandered into a Gwinnett County pharmacy in March with its head burned and ears mutilated has a second chance in Maryland.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook that a Maryland couple has adopted “Bruce,” a 7-year-old mixed breed dog who was found in a CVS drug store on Lawrenceville Highway on March 6.

The sheriff’s office posted photos from the adoption on March 23 and included this comment:

“This awesome couple drove 10 hours through the night to pick up their new Jail Dog, Bruce, this morning! What a great demontration of their devotion to this sweet dog. He is certainly worthy of it!”

The name of the couple was not revealed.

The AJC reported the dog had been cared for by the Society of Humane Friends of Georgia, which partners with the county jail to provide therapy for abused pets.

Tim May 28, 2014 at 02:34 PM
Watch out! Another serial killer in the making.
Loganville resident May 28, 2014 at 04:46 PM
Tim, I hope you are referring to the inhumane human who tortured this dog by burning his head and mutilating his ears. If you are referring to the dog, then what proof leads you to believe that he is a "serial Killer in the making"? Nothing in this story states anything of the like.
Tim May 28, 2014 at 06:16 PM
It is a well known fact that most serial killers begin by torturing and killing animal. Don't getcha panties in a wad.
Tim May 28, 2014 at 06:19 PM
However, if the dog is a Pit Bull, as it appears to be, they are the #1 breed for attacks, fatal and non fatal, on humans......just sayin'. Here in Ga. they are designated as a Vicious breed and you are legally required to carry $50,000 of liability insurance on them.
Tim May 28, 2014 at 06:27 PM
http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/A_New_Day_for_Georgias_Responsible_Dog_Owners_150468205.html "What a lot of people do not understand or care about is that a vicious dog can financially bankrupt a person or family if it attacks or kills another human." Personally, I would never own a Pit Bull. #1 I don't trust em' #2. They are a great financial liability. I've heard it all before...."My dog would never bite anyone. And then one day for no apparent reason, he snaps and guess what? How would you feel if your Pit mauled or killed a child or adult. It happens every day here in the good ole USA. Most are not reported on TV. Pits have been proven unstable, Jekyll and Hyde personalities. Google Pit Bull Attacks and check it out. One reason I carry a .45 with 200 gr. hollow points, among other reasons.

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