A four-month-old pit bull puppy that had its ears cut off and left for dead on an Arizona mountain was rescued be a good samaritan as reported October 23, 2013 on kctv5.com. Andi Davis discovered the animal, who had been shot, while she was hiking near 20th Street and Dunlap.
Davis grabbed her water bottle to give the dog a drink and then, "looking around for help, Andi realized she was on her own and did what any good Samaritan would do,". Davis loaded the pit bull into her arms and spent the next hour carrying him a half mile down the steep mountain, where she was met by her husband and 10-year-old daughter.
The family brought the injured dog, now named Elijah, to AHS, where their Second Chance Animal Hospital veterinarians began to examine the motionless dog.
Vets found an open wound on the left side of the animal's chest. X-rays revealed bullet fragments in his shoulder and bullet in the middle of his neck, Nelson said. The dog was given antibiotics and pain medications. Some of the bullet fragments were close to the dog's spinal cord. Veterinarians decided not to operate for fear of causing irreparable damage to the nerves, Nelson said.
The Davis family knew Elijah was meant to be theirs. Elijah just entered foster care with the Davis family and he will continue to be observed by the Humane Society's medical team.
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