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Dori Scofield, director of the Brookhaven Animal Shelter, (Credit: Erin Geismar)

Dori Scofield, director of the Brookhaven Animal Shelter, plays with Wilbur, a pit bull mix who she said has recovered from "horrific" injuries since he was found on the side of a road in June. He is up for adoption at the shelter. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Abused pup Wilbur makes 'miraculous recovery'

Dori Scofield, director of the Brookhaven Animal Shelter, plays with Wilbur, a pit bull mix who she said has recovered from "horrific" injuries since he was found on the side of a road in June. He is up for adoption at the shelter.

Despite being found on the side of a
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Despite being found on the side of a road with a swollen head and a cord wrapped around his neck, pit bull mix Wilbur is always looking for a belly rub, says Dori Scofield, director of the Brookhaven Animal Shelter, where the dog is up for adoption. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Scofield uses a harness on Wilbur rather than
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Scofield uses a harness on Wilbur rather than a collar because his neck is sensitive. It's the only indication of the "horrific" injuries from which Wilbur has recovered. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Dori Scofield, director of the Brookhaven Animal Shelter,
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Dori Scofield, director of the Brookhaven Animal Shelter, plays with Wilbur, a pit bull mix who she said has recovered from "horrific" injuries since he was found on the side of a road in June. He is up for adoption at the shelter. (Oct. 18, 2012)

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After being found on the side of a
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

After being found on the side of a road, Wilbur was rushed to Animal Emergency Service in Selden where veterinarian Dylan Hirsch admitted and treated him. "It's a miraculous recovery," Hirsch said. (Oct. 18, 2012)

Brookhaven Animal Shelter director Dori Scofield says Wilbur
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Brookhaven Animal Shelter director Dori Scofield says Wilbur now awaits his "forever home." "He's such a good-looking dog," she said, adding that Wilbur does not like cats so he's looking for a home without any other pets. "And he has such a wonderful personality. He holds no grudges for the pain and suffering he's been through. He's a tribute to all animals." (Oct. 18, 2012)

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