Star the dog that was shot 174 days ago by a New York police officer (NYPD), is ready for adoption according to the National Greyhound Adoption Program (NGAP).
Star was shot in August while she was protecting her former owner who was in the middle of a seizure. The Officer’s did not know they were being recorded at the time, and the video of Star’s shooting quickly went viral. The public was shocked that Star had survived the point blank shot to the head and even more shocked when she survived (without medical care) the 10 day holding period at the Animal Care and Control of NYC (ACCNYC).
Because Star’s shooting became a high profile case with the release of the video, the Mayors Alliance of New York took custody of Star and she was sent to recover at a NGAP facility in Pennsylvania.
Yesterday the NGAP released Star medical condition and have given the green light to adopt her out as a special needs dog.
Her injuries are the loss of her left eye and bone surrounding the area. Some hearing loss and it is believed her vision in her right eye is limited. Because of the limited vision she cannot see far distances; she will not see a dog until it is close to her. The bullet that entered her skull fragmented upon impact and the fragments still remain in her face.
Charlie Cifarelli, founder of the Star-The New York Pit bull Shot By Police, Facebook page stated, “I asked her doctor about this and she said they are too small and too many fragments to be able to remove and it would be too risky to try. The x-rays show the fragments are not in the vital areas and are not moving towards her brain, however this has caused an issue with her left nasal not draining naturally requiring the doctors to irrigate it manually not a big deal but it needs to be done every so often.”
NGAP will require a possible adopter not own any other animals. Star will be required to be an only animal.
The NGAP has renamed Star to Shiloh.
If you would like to fill out an adoption form, her information is under Shiloh- i37130.
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