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Get well party for Francis the puppy

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A small crowd gathered at the Community Animal Rescue and Adoption or CARA in Jackson for a get well party Saturday.  The shelty mixed breed was cradled and hugged by his new friends.  Animal lovers also brought toys and other gifts to the gathering.

Last Friday the small pup was thrown out with the trash in sub freezing temperatures.  Then, a good samaritan found Francis near a dumpster and took him to CARA. 

"He was completely comatose.  His eyes were sunk in the back of his head.  He was dehydrated, starved to death.  There was no emotion at all in his body.  He lay lifeless.  He was, from what the vet says, he was hours away from death," said CARA volunteer Lynn Shaw.  "He has a strong will to live.  He is a survivor most definitely."

Francis is starting to gain movement in his legs.

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