An injured red and white dog shot and left to die in a tied up garbage bag on Saturday was an awful discovery for good Samaritan,Tami Augustyn who untied the garbage bag and out the dog came. He limped about two yards, and then collapsed. Augustyn carefully picked him up and transported him to the Animal Emergency Clinic in Conroe, Texas.
The defenseless three-year-old mixed breed dog rescuers have now named Buck was shot and has multiple birdshot pellet fragments in his face, shoulders, neck, both eyes, and inside of his mouth. Buck has been stabilized and will be transferred to a specialist this week to determine if he is temporarily or permanently blind. He will also need further evaluation and X-rays to determine why he isn't walking although there are optimistic reports of Buck moving around in his kennel.
At this point veterinarians do not recommend removing the pellets because of the dog's weakened condition.
Testing on sunday afternoon showed penetrating wounds to both of Buck's eyes. He will need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist with hopes of saving some of his vision.
A special Facebook page titled Buck Needs Bucks for his Buckshot Injuries is helping to raise funds for his treatment. Although there has been no rescue organization affiliated with Buck's rescue, donations can be made directly to Animal Emergency Clinic located at 920 West Dallas, Conroe, Texas. Donors can call (936)-539-3800 at anytime. The clinic is open 24/7 for animal emergencies.
Buck's veterinary bills have been adding up quickly, but animal lovers and humane supporters know that each life is precious.
If anyone has any information about Buck, please call Crime Stopper at 1-800-392-STOP. Be the voice for those who cannot speak. Please speak out for Buck.
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