Oogy: the dog only a family could Love by Larry Levin
In 2002, Larry Levin and his twelve-year-old twins sons, Dan and Noah, brought their ailing cat into the neighborhood animal hospital to be put to sleep. What began as one of their family's saddest days took a sharp turn for the better when the oddest-looking dog they'd ever seen bounded into the waiting room and into their arms. Larry and the boys assumed that this white puppy had been in a fire-he was missing an ear and half his face was covered in scar tissue-but they were soon told a different story. He had been near-fatally injured as part of a dog fighting ring in the area, discovered by the police, and left at the after hours service of the hospital. When the hospital administrator found him in the morning, he was so bloodied and battered she knew he has a slim chance of survival. But determined to keep him alive, she convinced her veterinarian boss to perform a series of surgeries and readied him for adoption.