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Fergus The Golden Retriever Is Training As A Therapy Dog After Brutal Acid Attack

10/05/2015 04:29 EDT | Updated 10/05/2015 04:59 EDT

After living through a brutal attack with battery acid, Fergus the dog is heading towards full recovery and now, helping others like him.

According to the video above by KTLA 5 News, the golden retriever (whowas later named Fergus for his strength) was found wandering the streets of Lancaster country in California back in August. The one-year-old dog was found with third-degree burns and taken to an animal shelter.

"He had a huge seizure, I think at this point his body just shut down," says Barbara Gale of the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue (SCGRR).

But these days, Fergus is living a different life. According to NBC Los Angeles, Fergus was recently adopted by a family that plans to train Fergus to become a therapy dog for burn victims. Gale has also put together a fundraiser for SCGRR on Oct. 10 (which currently has raised over $27K), where Fergus will officially be adopted into his new home.

His attacker, however, has not been caught yet.

Watch the video above and take a look at some of Fergus' recovery photos below:

Rescuers named him Fergus, which means strength, and this young golden retriever will need a lot of strength to overcome...

Posted by KTLA 5 News on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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