In Calhoun, Ga., a three-year-old dog named Polly, just recovering from surgery for serious injuries after being shot in the face, panicked, and ran out of her owner's arms on Thursday. Susan Burgess, the dog's new owner is devastated and hopes to find the extremely scared adorable little beagle.
According to CBS Atlanta.com, Burgess suffered significant scratches on her arms trying to subdue Polly:
"I feel awful. I have been up all night, I have cried. I know I did everything I could have done. I know it's not my fault, but I feel like it is my fault, since she is in my care...I have her blanket she slept on, we are going to use that as a scent and we are bringing in a dog that used to run with Polly. And hopefully, she will see that dog feel secure to come out and we can bring her home."
Burgess plans to bring in a professional tracking dog to help find Polly.
Less than two weeks ago, Polly was found running loose in rural Floyd County; she had been shot in the face. Polly's nose, sinuses, lower jaw, and most of her teeth had been blown away. Authorities estimated the poor canine had been roaming around loose for nearly a year, and had little hope of finding the person responsible for such a heinous deed.
Animal Rescue Foundation of Floyd County came to Polly's rescue.
With the help of generous donations, Polly's reconstructive surgery has been a success, but the threat of coyotes in the area, and Polly's physical recovery require that she be found quickly.
If anyone spots Polly, please call the Animal Rescue Foundation at (706) 346-0629.
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