Bo was a regular visitor to the Dean Road area. It is believed the two-year-old German Shepherd mix had been dumped there last summer. Neighbors put food out, but he was shy to human contact and hard to catch.
Using a box trap, Richland County Dog Warden Dave Jordan finally caught Bo last week. At first Jordan didn’t realize that the dog was bleeding. Once back at the shelter, Jordan saw blood in the trap. The blood was dripping from holes in the dogs chest.
The dog warden originally thought Bo might have been shot with a bullet. Upon further examination, it was determined that Bo had had been shot in the chest with an arrow. The arrow went right through the dog. He was only alive because it missed all his vital organs.
Timing couldn’t be better for catching Bo. He may not have lasted much longer in his condition and out in the bitter winter cold. But now, Bo has been checked out by a veterinarian. He received stitches and antibiotics, and is doing well.
Bo is still hurting and will need some time to heal. But he is ready for a new home and a soft bed to heal on. A home where he will be safe and loved, not dumped, not left to fend for himself out in the cold. And definitely never again to be used as a shooting target.
If you have any information on the case, please contact Richland County Dog Warden Dave Jordan at 419-774-5892.
In the video of Bo below, as well as in his photos, he looks so sad, so forlorn. But the video also shows that he is a good boy, and how social he's become now that he's in the warmth of the shelter and being cared for. More information can be found on Bo’s Petfinder link.
If you are interested in adopting Bo, please contact the Richland County Dog Shelter.
You do not have to be local to adopt any of the dogs at the shelter; however you will need to submit an application. Please email the Richland County Dog Warden at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application, or visit the shelter.
See more available dogs on the RCDW Facebook page.
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