Duncan's face and body are covered in wounds and scars. His eyes ask only for affection.
Sarah Rosenberg, community engagement manager for the LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, was there at just the right moment to give it to Duncan.
"One look at his chewed-up face and I knew he had been through a living hell, but his eyes were soft and warm and invited me to hold him," Rosenberg tells The Dodo. "I opened his kennel, and he melted into my arms."