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Indiana puppy survives being shot multiple times

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Update 12/24/13: From Every Dog Counts Rescue - Joy was evaluated by the surgeon today and had a CT of her jaw. Unfortunately the fracture was much worse than originally thought... essentially the whole middle section on the right side was blasted to pieces. So she's now going to see an oral surgery specialist on THURSDAY. BUT... she's still full of sweet baby kisses, and she wins the heart of everyone who meets her. She's getting lots of TLC from all of her medical providers. :)

An adorable puppy in Indiana is lucky to be alive today after she survived multiple gunshot wounds during an attack which took place in her own yard on Saturday.

According to the rescue organization, Every Dog Counts, the puppy, dubbed "Joy," was shot by a teen. The rescue agency stated:

In the afternoon on 12/21, in what appears to be a possible gang initiation, a teenage male jumped out of a car and fired 5-6 shots in the face of this 6-month-old puppy, who was doing nothing but sitting tethered in her yard.

The rescue agency detailed Joy's injuries from the attack:

One bullet went in thru her cheek, and came out thru her jaw, shattering the bone. Another bullet went in & out thru her chest, but seems to have *miraculously* missed major organs. A 3rd bullet grazed her tail, causing a deep laceration.

Thanks to the prompt response of the local authorities and the care which they provided to Joy, she is alive today.

The rescue agency stated:

The quick & careful action of the officers involved likely saved her life. She was going in to shock as we arrived at the vet.

Joy has since been stabilized and she will continue to receive the veterinary care that she needs to recuperate.

Anyone hoping to help Joy's rescue organization with these expenses can do so by:

Follow Every Dog Counts Rescue on Facebook here.

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