When Ginger, a pit bull, dug under the fence surrounding her foster family’s Chandler, Arizona, yard, a neighbor shot her in the head. According to Thursday’s ABC 15 News, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy who responded not only provided her with life-saving medical aid, but he also paid her veterinary costs.
Deputy Brian Bowling, who is also a trained paramedic, told ABC 15, “I came toward the dog to try and get her out of traffic. She went around me and jumped into the driver’s seat.” Deputy Bowling applied special combat gauze to slow the bleeding, but Ginger needed surgery to survive – unfortunately, the expense was beyond her foster family’s means. Deputy Bowling explained why he offered to pay for the surgery himself, “It just didn’t seem right for a dog that survived so much to die because the owner didn’t have the money to pay for it.”
A fundraiser has been established to help Deputy Bowling recoup the thousands of dollars that he spent to save Ginger’s life – click here to read more.
Ginger is also in need of a new home to live in – if you can help, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photos via screenshots ABC 15 News)