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Dog who survived 3 shots to the head faces a new hurdle

Treasure after surgery
M. Spurling

One would think that surviving three gunshot wounds to the head would be more than enough trauma for any one dog to have to endure in one lifetime.

Unfortunately for a Rottweiler named "Treasure," surviving what seemed to be unsurvivable, apparently was not enough.

Nearly one year ago, Treasure, who was once a stray, was rescued and ultimately adopted, by Missy Spurling, a woman who ensured that the grievously wounded dog received all of the veterinary care that was necessary for her to recover from her dire injuries.

Treasure's difficulties have not ended however.

Recently, Spurling found a lump on Treasure, and the dog who already survived too much trauma, was rushed to a veterinarian who provided a frightening diagnosis of cancer.

On Wednesday, Treasure underwent surgery at North Hills Animal Hospital in Sherwood, Ark., and one of her front legs was amputated.

Treasure continues to prove herself to be a courageous survivor - already she is up, walking around and eating.

By her side is her faithful guardian, Spurling, who wants nothing more than to see this sweet natured dog enjoy a long and happy life.

Follow Treasure's recuperation here.

Original story about Treasure here.

Fundraising effort for Treasure here.

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