Dog completely recovered after being left for dead in river

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - A dog that was found bound with duct tape in a Georgetown river this past summer has completely recovered.

Officials at the St. Francis Animal Shelter in Georgetown County say Dara has gained 21 pounds since the dog was found in a river in July. Dara is still making her home at the shelter as the sheriff's office has not given the center the go ahead to adopt her out.

Dara was brought to the Saint Frances Animal Center in July after the dog was found bound with duct tape and left for dead in the waters of the International Paper Canal.

At the time, Randy Elliot said he was fishing when he saw Dara's head pop up in the water.

"She was bound from head to toe," recalls Elliot, who says the dog had to be in the water at least an hour. "Her feet were taped, her back legs were taped, her mouth was taped. Everything was just taped."

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office charged 47-year-old Bobby Joe McConnell in connection to the incident.

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