Despite two bullet holes in his legs and a life most likely filled with neglect and abuse, a two-and-a-half-year-old friendly Labrador retriever and boxer mix still wags his tail and loves attention from humans reported Youngstown, Ohio's wytv.com.
Good Samaritans helped to rescue the dog once he was spotted running loose and limping on Friday in the vicinity of Stewart Street. Animal Control brought him to the Mahoning County Dog Warden's Office where the pooch's inimitable spirit just continues to shines:
"This is Rusty he was picked up Friday afternoon this poor guy has really had a rough life so far! From all the multiple scars on his face being covered in ticks and being shot not once but twice this guy still likes humans. He has a long road to recovery. If he could talk I'm sure he would want to say THANK YOU to everyone who is trying to help him and show him that there are people out there that care."
No one knows who shot Rusty in the left leg, but one bullet shattered some of the bone in his paw. Although he walks with a limp, he is expected to recover.
There are no leads as to the culprit who shot Rusty.
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