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DALLAS (CBS11) – After Dallas firefighters put out an arson fire on Clearwood Drive in southwest Dallas, they say a gentle pit bull approached them.

They quickly realized it had an eight inch long, fresh cut to its throat, an injury too severe to show.

They believe someone intentionally stabbed the dog.

Firefighters brought the dog back to their station and treated her.

Joseph Nguyen, a firefighter-paramedic and a dog lover said, “We cleaned up her wounds, we bandaged her and just made her feel comfortable.”

Firefighters did all they could for the dog at station 46.

Then after getting three hours of sleep, Nguyen drove the dog up to the Southridge Animal Hospital in Denton, where it underwent surgery.

Dr. Kyle Jones performed surgery on the dog. “The real credit needs to go to the firefighters.”

He says the dog is doing great now after he had to reattach many of her muscles around her neck. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years. This one right here marks at the very top of gruesomeness and disappointment in the human race.”

Firefighters named her Khaleesi, after a character on the TV show Game of Thrones. “She’s got a long road ahead of her. So bills will stack up and we’re going to help raise money to take care of her.”

The dog rescue group “DFW Rescue Me” will care for the dog and its puppy also found after the fire.

It was unharmed.

They hope both will be adopted.

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