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Wrinkled Dog Up for Adoption in Texas Gets Surgery

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013  |  Updated 4:55 PM CDT
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Wrinkled Dog Gets Surgery, Needs Home

San Antonio Humane Society

Sesame before and after.

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An excessively wrinkled dog has had surgery to help him see and hear better as caregivers in South Texas seek a home for the animal.

The San Antonio Humane Society says a 2-year-old Chinese shar-pei named Sesame is ready for adoption. Dr. Courtney Bridgeman says the surgery is a big improvement for Sesame.

The animal underwent procedures to remove excess skin and pin back his ears. Shelter officials say the dog had so many facial wrinkles that he could hardly open his eyes and was prone to rashes. The weight from the wrinkles also closed access to the dog's ears and he developed infections.

Society officials on Monday announced the successful surgery. Authorities didn't immediately provide additional details Tuesday on the search for a home for Sesame.

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