Street dog shot with more than 100 BB pellets

The Animal Welfare League NSW in Australia were shocked earlier this week after discovering their newly rescued Kelpie mix, Molly, had more shot with more than 100 BB pellets across her body. After rescuing the dog from a nearby animal shelter, veterinarians made the disturbing animal cruelty discovery while  performing a routine examination which included a radiograph.Mollie the kelpie 2

According to the organization’s Facebook,  veterinarians were initially puzzled at what could be more than 100 small black dots that appeared on the image. They rechecked the machine to make sure it hadn’t malfunctioned and used another machine to make sure.

“During her vet check, we realized with horror that she had been heartlessly shot with a BB gun. Our expert team of vets have assessed that these pellets in her body do not cause her pain, or pose a risk to her health. She now desperately needs some TLC which we are all providing her at our office,” the AWL posted to update their followers about the sweet dog’s disturbing past.

Veterinarians think this may have happened a while ago as Molly doesn’t seem to be bothered by the pellets and appears perfectly happy and healthy.Mollie the kelpie 3

“Molly who is now spending every day in our office, receiving pats and treats. She is so sweet and mellow, and has already learnt how to sit. We are all enjoying Molly’s gentle, sweet companionship. Molly is only 7 years old. A kelpie mix, she would suit a quiet, mature household with no cats, and perhaps another very mellow dog. Or she would happily be your only fur baby.”

Since Molly’s story garnered a ton of interest on social media, many adoption applications have flooded in, but the AWL wants to remind everyone there are many more dogs just as deserving as Molly who need homes. Help by adopting, fostering or volunteering. Be the voices for those who cannot speak. To donate, please click here.

(Photos of Molly courtesy of the AWL)

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6 replies
    • Darla says:

      Tina, I adopted a Yellow Lab who had buckshot in his paw (he was found with 2 toes missing from his left front paw). An x-ray showed more buckshot in the remaining 2 toes and pad. My vet advised against removing it, for to do so would cause more harm than good. Buddy was approximately 8 years old at the time and the vet said he might get arthritis in that foot sooner than the rest of his feet but it never happened. There was only one time that he favored that paw in all the years that I had him. He lived to be 16 years old before I had to put him to sleep due to cancer.

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