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North Carolina rescue offers reward for culprit who shot a dog in the head

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Happy Tails Rescue

A small dog rescue organization in Maiden, N.C. is offering an $800 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit who shot a boxer/terrier two-year-old female dog in the head, tied her back legs together, and left her for dead after throwing her into a ditch along the side of a road reported Happy Tails Rescue.

Camilla is doing great and has an incredible will to survive.
Happy Tails Rescue

It was just two days after Christmas when Good Samaritan Tia Lachelle Peak stopped on the side of the Sorrells Baxter Road in Cherryville to check on a curled up dog.

With the arrival of Lincoln County Animal Services, the dog was found to have been shot in the head and immediately taken to Maiden Small Animal Hospital where she was not originally expected to survive.

Instead, the spunky little pooch surprised everyone; and volunteers at the Happy Tails Rescue, who have taken over the responsibility and care of the dog, have now named her Camilla meaning "warrior maiden."

On Tuesday, Camilla was operated on to remove her eye which had been ruptured from the bullet. Veterinarians also worked to repair the damage to her nasal cavity and skull.

Volunteers state Camilla has an excellent disposition; she gets along with other dogs and cats although she's not one at this time to share her food.

Follow Camilla's progress on her Facebook page by clicking here.

Many offers have been coming in to adopt Camilla. The rescue requests for those interested in adopting:

"...what we are doing is asking people to email us with adoption request and we are putting them in line in order we receive them, and once she was recovered we will start the adoption process with the first on the list and so on until she finds that perfect fur ever home:) ty so much for loving her.....our email addy is happytailsrescueinc@yahoo.com."

If you would like to donate to Camilla's recovery, please click here for more information.

Get well soon Camilla.

If you have any information about this felony animal cruelty case, please call (704)-507-5307.

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