Interest high for Iowa dog that ate own tail

Published On: Jan 29 2013 12:14:22 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 29 2013 04:55:54 PM CST
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -

Calls are pouring into the Humane Society of North Iowa with offers to adopt an abandoned and starved dog that ate her own tail.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports calls to take Goldie home have come from as far away as Australia. Humane Society officials also say many people have donated money on behalf of the golden retriever.

Applications for adoption are being accepted through Friday. Officials will then make a decision on a new owner.

The newspaper reports Goldie was badly abused when she was discovered at an apartment in Forest City. Officials say she had been abandoned without food for three weeks.