Duke’s story is devastating, but he’s a survivor, and Dallas Dog – Rescue.Rehab.Reform is asking for help. Here is what happened.
Nearly a month ago in the Dallas area, Duke’s home burnt down. The owner of the house had three dogs, including Duke. The woman had to move in with her family, but left the dogs on the property. Sadly, one dog died as a result of the fire, and a second dog which was Duke’s bonded sibling, was discovered days later shot in the head after being killed by a neighbor. To this day, Duke still searches for his sister.
And then circumstances became worse. That same neighbor is alleged to have shot Duke in the leg.
“The person who found Duke heard the gunshot and also heard Duke screaming in pain. She went to investigate and found him hiding under the burned out trailer. She and a friend had to crawl in after him. She kept his leg treated best she could and would not let him leave her yard for fear he would try and go home and the neighbor would finish the gruesome job he started,” the rescue organization posted on their social media page.
According to volunteers, Duke is very friendly, sweet and gentle. As reported, Duke
“… has been around kids and was fine with them, but with his leg amputated, he may be more fearful until it heals a bit. He was also raised with other dogs, but after being shot didn’t want to be around a new dog. He may still be like that while healing. He’s not fearful, high strung, or nervous. Very sweet and calm. This is what I was told.”
Duke needs a foster home where he can quietly recuperate. Funds for his veterinarian needs are also needed.
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