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Dog Found Nearly Starved To Death Expected To Leave L.I. Animal Hospital Thursday

SAYVILLE, NY (CBSNewYork) – A dog that was found nearly starved to death has been adopted and is expected to be discharged from a Long Island animal hospital on Thursday.

Queenie, a Cane Corso, has been recovering at Grady Animal Hospital in Sayville since she was found severely emaciated at an apartment in Coram last month.

Queenie was allegedly locked in a room by a spiteful ex-husband, the group Guardians of Rescue said on its Facebook page. The dog was then discovered by the ex-wife when she came home to get a few things, the group said.

Queenie had been starved for at least three weeks and lost about half her body weight, according to vets. Dr. Mark Caporaso called Queenie "basically a skeleton."

Since her rescue, Queenie has made a remarkable recovery.

"She made a rapid recovery," Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue, told 1010 WINS. "There's no question she's a miracle dog. I don't think many animals could've survived that."

Queenie has been adopted by one of her rescuers, Tuncay Adem, who runs a rescue and rehabilitation center called Canine Counsel.

Queenie With Tuncay Adem
Queenie and Tuncay Adem on Feb. 25, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

"I'd say it's a good match," Misseri said. "I don't think that she could be with anybody better than Tuncay. He had been visiting her on a daily basis and she's taken a tremendous liking to him."

Queenie was originally expected to be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, but her release date has been pushed back to Thursday.

Michael Faulkner, who authorities said was responsible for caring for Queenie, has been charged with animal cruelty.

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