The dog who was discovered in Surry, Va., on Sunday with a gunshot wound to her head, was not expected to survive.
In fact, the emergency veterinarian treating the injured dog recommended euthanasia after the dog became neurologically impaired, and x-rays revealed that the bullet, lodged against the base of her skull, was inoperable.
Dogs Deserve Better opted to take a wait and see approach, hoping against hope that the dog's owner could be located and have a chance to say good-bye.
On Monday afternoon, the owner was found and reunited with the dog, whose name is "Leah."
Amazingly, Leah is holding her own and her latest veterinarian is cautiously optimistic.
On Monday evening, Dogs Deserve Better posted the following on their Facebook page:
Right now the vet feels guardedly optimistic that if she continues to improve and the bullet doesn't move or cause further damage, she can survive.
We are very grateful to everyone who has made this rescue and hopefully life-saving group effort for LEAH. We will keep everyone updated as this story moves forward.
Please continue to keep Leah in your thoughts and prayers, and believe that the perpetrator of this horrendous crime will be brought to justice.
Leah's progress in the past 24 hours seems to be nothing short of miraculous.
Follow Leah's progress at this link to Dogs Deserve Better on Facebook.
Prior story at this link.
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