Buck, a "dog who wouldn't die" is home, thanks to caring donors of a Facebook campaign for the abused animal. Earlier this month, the hapless dog was found stuffed in a garbage bag in Texas and left for dead. Someone shot him in the face and head with buckshot. Luckily, the brave dog, who wouldn't die, survived after delicate surgery.
Citing a story on Jan. 13 by MyFox8, the 3-year-old mixed breed came out of surgery with flying colors recently. While the cost ranged from $3,000-$5,000, it was paid for by proceeds from Facebook donors.
A local reporter said that while Buck's recent eye surgery went well, there is still evidence of pain and the healing will take some time.
Still, that didn't stop the brave animal from trying his best to romp around like before. However, a collar around him for protection after surgery put a damper on things.
The dog who wouldn't die went home with Tami Augustyn Saturday. She is credited with saving the dog's life by rushing him to the hospital after residents found him.
When he was first found, Buck fell out of the bag and immediately collapsed. And it was obvious that the bloodied animal had been shot with buck shot.
"Buck is sleeping comfortably now. He's been through a lot this past 7 days and he deserves the rest to help him continue to heal," Augustyn.
She is also credited with starting the The Buck Foundation to help raise money for the dog's surgery. With the remaining proceeds, she plans to use the money to help other dogs who fall victim to animal abuse and cruelty.
For now the dog who wouldn't die is home among those who love him unconditionally as he is programmed to do.