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Rescued dog with half a face gets a new home

Two friends raised money to bring a mutilated dog to the United States, and to pay for surgery it needed to extract teeth and repair its tongue. (Source: WPVI/CNN) Two friends raised money to bring a mutilated dog to the United States, and to pay for surgery it needed to extract teeth and repair its tongue. (Source: WPVI/CNN)

SEWELL, NJ (WPVI/CNN) - A New Jersey woman is providing a loving home to a dog that was mutilated by someone intent on eating her.

Teresa, a 2-year-old mixed breed, was rescued from Thailand by Karen Quigley in January after a man tried, and failed, to butcher her.

The attack left Teresa without a nose and part of her top jaw missing.

With help from Facebook, friends and a GoFundMe account, Quigley and her friend Michelle Weirich raised over $11,000.

That money was used to bring the mutilated animal to the United States, and to pay for surgery she needed to extract teeth and repair her tongue.

"She can do everything and that's what's so remarkable about Teresa. She eats hard food, she eats wet food, really I haven't found anything she can't do,” Quigley said. “She's so amazing because she's really so happy. She wakes up happy, she loves to run in the yard."

A special education teacher at Rowan College is hoping to get Teresa certified as a therapy dog to work with disfigured kids at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Copyright 2017 WPVI via CNN. All rights reserved.

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