Dog found tied to a tree has fully recovered, ready for adoption

In March (left), Flower Button was skin and bones when she was found abandoned in the woods. Now, she is 20 pounds heavier and ready to be adopted (right).

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In March (left), Flower Button was skin and bones when she was found abandoned in the woods. Now, she is 20 pounds heavier and ready to be adopted (right).

A dog that was left malnourished and tied to a tree in DeKalb County in March has fully recovered and is ready to be adopted.

The 11-month-old pup weighed only 31 pounds when she was found abandoned near the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Center in Lithonia on March 10, according to LifeLine Animal Project. She was also anemic, had a respiratory infection and had giardia, which a parasite that can infect a dog’s gastrointestinal tract.

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LifeLine named her Flower Button, and she now weighs 50 pounds and is ready for adoption. Anyone interested in meeting or adopting Flower Button can visit LifeLine’s DeKalb shelter at 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Chamblee.

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Flower Button is a healthy, happy pup now. (Photo: LifeLine Animal Project)

Flower Button is a healthy, happy pup now. (Photo: LifeLine Animal Project)

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Flower Button is a healthy, happy pup now. (Photo: LifeLine Animal Project)

The DeKalb County Police Department said in March that its animal cruelty unit was investigating and looking for the pup’s owner. Police have not made any arrests and there are no updates in the case, department spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer said Tuesday.

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