Injured dog needs a new home

by: Erica Bennett Updated:

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When someone shot up a house on August 10th, they had no idea a dog was inside. Lady, a pitbull mix -- was shot twice. By the time she made it to First Coast No More Homeless Pets, things weren't looking good.

“One of our vets wasn't sure if she'd make it through the night,” Meredith Tekin said.

Despite the trauma, Lady pulled through. She was transferred to Animal Care and Protective Services, where she's been recovering ever since.

There's still visible wounds and a bullet lodged near her pancreas, but veterinarians think she'll be just fine.

“She’s come through so much, but she's still super sweet and she's a true lady,” Tekin continued.

Lady’s progress is the result of a group effort. The initial responder saw something in the pooch and sprang into action.

“The animal control officer didn't want to give up on her. He wanted to try and save her, so we did x-rays. We stabilized her,” Tekin said.

When you look at Lady, it's hard to believe she was shot just two weeks ago. Her energy and love for people are obvious, and something animal leaders believe will last.

“She’s a great dog."

If you’re a responsible pet owner who would like to foster Lady, go by the Animal Care and Protective Services office at 2020 Forest Street in Riverside.  Or call 904-630-2489

You’ll have a chance to meet with medical staff and see if you’re a good fit. 


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