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Matted dog finds new loving home

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The little dog found severely matted in the basement of a Buffalo home by police officers has found a new loving home. 

The SPCA Serving Erie County says Sally Schrett of Tonawanda has adopted "Dori."  The seven-pound Shih-Tzu was said to have weighed 11 pounds when authorities first found her. Officers initially thought the little dog was dead since her matted fur made it difficult to move.

SPCA officials were able to cut some four pounds of matted fur from Dori and have nursed her back to a health.

SPCA Director of Behavior and Training  Barbara Frazier notes in a video posted on YouTube "Dori's come a long way in the month she's been with us to where she's actually leaning in to touch, when you stop she's asking for more. She's remembering what it's like to be a dog who has people who care."

Her previous owners, Ronald and Shelly Breier of Milford Avenue in Buffalo, have been charged with animal cruelty. They are due back in court on January 12.