According to Monday's CBS New York News, a fund has been established to help raise money to pay the veterinary expenses for a dog who was wounded in a deadly shooting incident on May 7, in Oxford, Conn.
Police believe that Nika, a German shepherd mix, was shot while she was lunging at the alleged shooter, Scott Gellatly, 46, who is accused of killing his estranged wife, and wounding his mother-in-law. The injured dog was whimpering when first responders arrived to the home on Sioux Drive.
The shoooting severely wounded the family dog who had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a fractured rib and to help repair her damaged liver and lung. In an effort to pay for her high veterinary bills, which are expected to reach over $10,000, Oxford First Selectman George Temple has created "Nika's Fund."
Anyone hoping to make a contribution is asked to send a check to:
First Selectman’s office
Oxford Town Hall
486 Oxford Road
Oxford, CT 06478
Attn: First Sel. George Temple
Write “Nika Fund” on the memo line of the check
Scott Gellatly was arrested and is facing multiple charges for the death of his wife, Lori Gellatly; his mother-in-law, Merry Jackson, was hospitalized with serious injuries.
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