The "dog who wouldn't die" is home with his new owner after suffering a horrible ordeal. The pooch, whose name is Buck, was found in a garbage bag on the side of the road in Conroe, Tex. A local spotted the bag, which had been secured to a fence. The bag was moving. Upon further investigation, the man discovered the bag contained a badly injured dog, according to a Jan. 13, 2013 report by The Huffington Post.
The three-year-old mixed breed was cold and bleeding from multiple wounds. He had been shot multiple times in the face and head with a pellet gun. When the local man released the mutt from the garbage bag, the dog collapsed after taking just a few steps. The good Samaritan attempted to reach animal control. When he failed to reach them, he called Tami Augustyn, a neighbor with a reputation for helping animals in need. Augustyn transported the pup to a veterinary emergency clinic where he was treated for hypothermia and pellet wounds. Vets said the dog had suffered injuries to his eyes, and he may have permanent vision loss. Bills for the dog's treatment were too much for Augustyn to handle, so she turned to the community of animal lovers on Facebook.
Buck Needs Bucks for His Buckshot Injuries has raised more than $10,000 for the dog who wouldn't die. Home with his new owners, Buck still has a long road ahead of him. His emergency medical bills have been paid thanks to generous donations, and he has undergone surgery on his eyes. Buck must submit to three types of eye drops five minutes apart ever six hours. It's a process that he doesn't enjoy, but the drops are important for pain and inflammation. The drops are a trial for both pooch and owner, who is asking Facebook followers to offer up prayers for the injured canine.
So, who is the lucky new owner of Buck, the dog who wouldn't die? It's none other than Buck's generous benefactor Tami Augustyn, the woman who brought the mixed breed pooch to the vet clinic and started the Facebook page that is paying his medical bills. Buck is very lucky to have a loving new home and someone to watch over him.
See the video at top of page for the story of another brave dog who was helped through the power of Facebook.