An abandoned, neglected dog found in the Charleston area branded with a large number 300 is getting a new home.
The foxhound now being called Lucky goes home with his new owner on Friday.
Authorities are trying to find out who branded the dog, which was found earlier this week by a man and brought it to a veterinarian clinic in North Charleston.
Charleston Animal Society spokeswoman Kay Hyman says Lucky was underweight and fighting an infection at the site where he was branded.
Hyman says sometimes people will use hair dye or temporary paint to identify their dogs in a pack during controlled hunts. But she says she's never seen a dog permanently branded and scarred.
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