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Dog was hungry – rather than helping, someone shot her

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A stray dog, doing her utmost to survive without care, was hungry and someone did the unthinkable…rather than helping her by offering some food, she was shot multiple times. Now, the dog is malnourished, and gravely injured – in fact, she may not be strong enough to survive surgery.

The heartbreaking situation was shared with followers of the Second Chances Animal Rescue in Pontotoc, MS, on Sunday:

She has been shot at least twice. Once in the leg and once in the neck. It looks like a bullet may have grazed her face as well. She has zero mobility of her leg. She is currently struggling to breathe and I’m afraid she has blood or fluid in her lungs. She is skin and bones so it’s doubtful she will even survive any type of surgery. I tried to give her pain medicine and antibiotics but she can’t swallow due to her neck injury. I wrapped her bleeding neck and that’s about all I can do for her.

Hungry dog shot

The rescue group expressed outrage and disgust over the cruelty this dog experienced – all because of her effort to ease the ache of hunger in her stomach:

She didn’t do A DAMN THING to deserve this. Her picture was posted on Thursday because she was hungry and eating out of someone’s trash. Then a day later she was seen limping on her leg. Now today she was found, bleeding from her neck from a fresh gunshot wound. ALL BECAUSE SHE WAS HUNGRY.


How about stepping up and not being a freaking monster and offering her some kibble or turkey instead of attempted murder? One gunshot wound MIGHT could have been an accident. Two? Plus the graze on her nose? Not a chance. I don’t have it in me today to even be mad about it. All I can do is cry for her and wonder how people who are cruel to animals can sleep at night 😞.

The injured dog has been dubbed Claire – please keep her in your thoughts as she fights to survive.

How you can help this injured dog

Any donations for her care would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via the donate button on the rescue agency’s Facebook page, via PayPal to, or mailed to PO Box 165, Pontotoc, MS 38863.

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.

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11 replies
  1. Marni Montanez says:

    I don’t understand. Did they take her to the vet? The person says “I” tried to give meds and wrapped her leg.

  2. TW says:

    I don’t understand why neighbors or people who might have witnessed this do nothing to turn the person in or better shoot that person..what the heck is wrong with assholes that do this…they’re assholes!!!!!

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      I agree with you completely – this poor dog deserved much better and the bastard that shot her needs a fatal date w/a tractor trailer.

  3. Elaine Briden says:

    Stupid fucking ignorant monsters. So why is there no investigation and charges to the jackass piece of shit that shot her, someone must know. I hope that bastard chokes to death on his next meal ????????????????????????????????????????????????. Prayers for tje sweet baby to get strong enough for surgery.

  4. Adrienne says:

    Can’t she be given intravenous antibiotic injections. Has a vet seen her? Pray with all I have for this beautiful dog. God’s creature and treated worse than dirt by humans who supposedly know better. God keep her safe.

  5. vicki hood says:

    Wrapped her neck is all? She needs a vet ==NOW. What are you doing? Tried to give her antibiotics? TRIED? What are you doing? Keep us posted.

  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    Some humans are nothing more than heartless monsters! I pray for Claire, may she survive and find a loving home.

  7. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I just don’t understand these Assholes. How can anyone be so mean??? I hope the hell you find who did this and do the same to them.


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