A dog beaten nearly to death with a shovel had successful dental surgery last week and continues to recover.

Breezy, an 18-month-old Labrador-shepherd cross, suffered life-threatening injuries in the Oct. 16 attack.

She has regained much of her strength but is still waiting word on the condition of one of her eyes, which was injured in the attack.

Ottawa Humane Society agents were called to a Manor Park home on Oct. 16.

Witnesses reported a man repeatedly kicking and beating the dog with a rake and shovel in front of a house at Barclay Road and Eastbourne Avenue.

The dog suffered serious head and chest injuries in the attack.

Steven Helfer, 24, is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident.