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Dog adopted in Nacogdoches after found abused, neglected

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

*We want to warn you, some of the images in this story are graphic.*

A neglected dog who was found abused walking on an Highway 7 near Lufkin is now on the mend.

Over the course of six weeks, 1-year-old Jager has gone through several transitions. But his story starts tragically.

'I see this dog with a seven foot chain dragging it across the road. I didn't the collar at the time and there was something attached to the chain so i automatically pulled over," said Susan Elliott, who rescued Jager.

It was a cold December day when Elliott's eye caught the attention of a dog walking the middle of the road.

"My first thought was, maybe he's gotten off of somewhere he's suppose to be. But when I saw the embedded collar and how skinny he was I'm like he's been abused," Elliott said.

Elliott said another driver pulled over and offered to take dog to a shelter. But she said she couldn't endure the pain of knowing that Jager could be euthanize at that shelter. So Jager was taken to the Angelina Animal Hospital on a medical release from the shelter where he took 23 days to recover. After raising $1,000 for his treatment, Elliott posted on Facebook in hopes to find a new home.

Soon the post generated more than 200 shares and grabbed the attention of Nicole LaStroccoa, who is also the Nacogdoches County District Attorney.

"I immediately messaged her though Facebook and said I'm not a crazy person," LaStroccoa said. "We have mutual friends, you can check me out through certain people that we're both friends with, but I would like to adopt him from you if nobody interested."

Jager is now getting a second chance to grow while putting an end to abuse and neglect.
He is healthy and has gained more weight.

Both women say to call authorities to investigate should you come across a neglected animal.

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