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Dog fight survivor ready for adoption

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Christopher Johnson (left) and Mark Mosley Christopher Johnson (left) and Mark Mosley
WASHINGTON -

Two months after someone slit a little dog's throat and left it to die in the woods in Southeast D.C., police have made two arrests in the case.

28-year-olds Mark Mosley and Christopher Johnson are facing felony animal cruelty charges -- the same charges police say Johnson was already on probation for.

This time, he and Mosley are accused of putting a 43-pound pit bull and bull terrier mix in a fight he couldn't win. And when he didn't win, someone tried to finish him off.

The dog was found in the woods near the 600 block of 46th Place, SE, with horrific injuries.

"McFly, tough little guy that he is, survived a day in the woods with his throat slashed and cuts all over his body," Mike Mangefrida of Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia says.

Someone had spotted the critically injured dog and called the Washington Humane Society.

They brought in Mangefrida to nurse him back to health.

After two months of foster care at Mangefrida's house, McFly has thrived and is now ready for adoption to someone with previous dog experience, who understands what he's been through, and knows how to handle it.

Prospective owners will undergo vigorous vetting, including phone interviews and home visits.

If you're interested, contact Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia at www.btrva.org.


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