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GREENSBORO, N.C. – A dog found badly burned and wandering in a Greensboro neighborhood earlier this year will finally be ready for a forever home soon.

Marsha Williams, the executive director at the Guilford County Animal Shelter (GCAS), told WFMY News 2 the shelter will begin taking applications to adopt Toby starting July 20.

Someone found Toby in a yard in Tannenbaum Circle in Greensboro and brought him to the shelter in April.

The vet said he had third degree burns on more than 50 percent of his body, including his face. Williams said she has seen this kind of abuse in the past, but never to this extent on the face.

Toby has undergone six surgeries, all which were covered through donations through Susie's Fund.

Williams said the shelter is requiring people interested in adopting Toby to spend time with him first before they apply. The shelter already has had approximately 100 people express interest in adopting Toby.

The interview process is expected to take one to two weeks. Williams said she hopes to pick Toby's new owner either by the end of July or first week of August.

To meet Toby or adopt a new pet, come out to Susie's Fun Jam on July 20 at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. The event will have animals available for adoption at half of their usual fees.

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