Pup recovering after shotgun blast

Pup, blasted with a shotgun, recovering in rescue

A puppy, just six months of age, is lucky to be alive after someone shot him with a shotgun. The German shepherd, dubbed “Rafael,” was rescued after he crawled out from beneath someone’s house.

Today, Rafael is recovering with Janice Wolf at the Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas. On September 25, Wolf updated Facebook followers about the puppy’s tremendous injuries, and how he is believed to have been hurt:

UPDATE on injured pup. WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS!
Folks, while I was correct about this being a firearm injury, it was a bit different than I first thought. I have discussed with a gun expert and with the x-ray we know now that this 6 month old baby was the victim of a shotgun blast from very close range, from the back/side!

She added:

 He had his head turned looking at the shooter and a pellet destroyed his eye. It is truly a miracle that none of the buckshot hit vital structures throughout his neck and head. Sadly, we also know that this happened more than a few days ago, based on the amount of granulation tissue present.

 

The damage to Rafael’s eye is so great that he will need to have the eye surgically removed…but not until he is healthier. This grievously injured young dog is now safely out of harm’s way and his future is once again bright.

Follow Rocky Ridge Refuge on Facebook here.

More news and updates at this link to National Animal News Facebook page – here.


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13 replies
  1. Pamela Bolton says:

    Whoever did this needs put on front of a firing squad. No plea deals. This was pure evil. Doesn’t deserve to be on this earth breathing clean air.

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  2. pamela bolton says:

    Whoever did this needs put in front of a firing squad. No plea deals, This was pure evil. Doesn’t deserve to be on this earth breathing clean air.

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    I suppose the person that saw fit to shoot this poor dog will never be found. I suppose the owners of this dog will never be found. Thank you Rocky Ridge Refuge for taking this poor pup in and seeing he gets the help he needs. I wish whoever is responsible for this never has one moment of peace, that is what they deserve.

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  4. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    FILTH COWARD SCUMBAGS THAT SHOULDN’T BREATHE AIR! I WISH SOMEONE WOULD BLAST THESE WORTHLESS COWARDS TILL THEIR HEADS SPIN TO HELL LAND!

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  5. vicki hood says:

    Poor baby. How sad some people are so evil they become sewer scum. Rocky Ridge rescue deserves lots of thank yous and some donations too. Wish i could donate but i do way more than my share with everything in need on this end. My hugs and kisses sent to Rafael. The scum that did this must be found. Police must do their job. Courts must prosecute. Lots of ius can help with that. Keep us posted please.

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  6. susispot says:

    I can’t breathe! Such a horrific injury. Amazing he was not killed. Another lucky dog. Prayers for complete healing. He is in a good place.

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  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    This is the ‘great’ state of Arkansas which has a reputation of being one of the worst for animal welfare. THANK GOD for Rocky Ridge Rescue and Janice Wolf – Rafael would have suffered and died if not for their help. He needs major medical care and will hopefully be adopted into a safe loving home – he has suffered enough. The bastard that did this needs a mega dose of street justice and left to die slowly in the gutter.

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  8. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG! I stand firm in my belief that the evil who inflict harm and death upon innocents will pay dearly one way or another,be it in this life or in another. When u contribute horror and evil in ur life it will come back around to u tenfold sooner or later. A huge THANK U to Janice Wolf and Rocky Ridge Refuge for saving Raphael! I will be praying for his well being and recovery❤️

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  9. pennysdachshunds says:

    Arkansas and Texas NEEDS to find funding for a ONE HELL of a LOT of mental health professional’s because these TWO MORONIC states have an incredible amount of mentally ill Residents that commit these horrific crimes against ANIMAL”S …

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