An abandoned dog, found by a postal worker on a highway in Jefferson County, Texas, was apparently used as “target practice” by someone. The dog, dubbed Stubbs, was rescued and taken to a veterinarian where the full extent of his injuries was discovered.
The dog’s suffering
An exam and x-rays revealed that Stubbs had been shot multiple times – part of his tail is missing and his pelvis and spine are broken. Brady Hanson, DVM at Wilcox Veterinary Clinic, told News 4 San Antonio:
“They’ve shot him a bunch of times. Looks like multiple occasions. There’s at least three types of bullets in him.”
The tortured dog is recuperating under the wing of the rescue group, Pups in Peril. On Sept. 28, Angela Dodson, with the rescue agency, recounted how the rescue got involved:
He couldn’t walk, wouldn’t get up and as you can see from his pictures, is so skinny. (He weighs 42 lbs and our vet says he should easily weigh at least 70) The kind hearted mail carrier posted for help on FB and we were alerted to it so we jumped in the car and rushed to get him. He can’t walk, but can slightly move his back legs and wag his tail.
The rescue group wrote:
Any donations for Stubbs would be GREATLY appreciated and can be called in directly to Wilcox Vet Clinic at 409-962-9668 or made to our PayPal at PupsinPeril@gmail.
Find Pups in Peril on Facebook here.
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