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    Labrador shot with BB gun 100 times and survives

    NewsDogs and puppiesTuesday 18 June 2013
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    A black Labrador from Waldoboro, Maine in the USA was shot 100 times with a BB gun and has managed to survive. She was found by a member of the public wandering around who took her to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. From there, vets discovered 80-100 BB pellets stuck in the dog’s face, back and legs.

    What makes this story even more chilling is that the pellets were not the conventional plastic pellets but metal capped ones.

    The dog, named Lady is only 1 year old and has thankfully now been adopted. By almost a miracle, she managed to escape without any damage to her eyes or organs. Her condition is said to be stable and now the welfare centre and police department are trying to track down the culprits who committed such a heinous crime.

    The vet in charge of the operation Dr Dean Domeyer has left the pellets in there as they appear to be brass. They will only need to be removed if they infect the dog’s skin.

    Her new owner Peter Blanton said that she was an incredibly lucky dog.

    'I mean, she doesn't have any eye damage... and she doesn't seem to have any organ damage, so I think she's going to have a wonderful life. She's very lucky. I think I'm very lucky.'

    Lady is said to be settling in well with her new owned and vets will monitor her for any problems as a result of the pellets.

    Dr Domeyer said “'It still remains with Lady whether we are going to have to do anything about these BBs or not,'

    'Right now, none of them pose any threat to her. We have also not done any lead levels or blood cell count to make sure there is no issue, and that’s probably on the docket.'

     


    Source: Daily Mail

    Photo: Wikimedia

     

     

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