Dog with shotgun wounds improving

Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010

KENAI - The Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic in Kenai has been treating one tough dog.

Vets told the Peninsula Clarion that the large dog was found this week tied to a tree and shot at least twice with a small-gauge shotgun. An X-ray showed the animal had more than 50 pellet wounds on its neck and head.

Veterinarians suspect that whoever shot the female dog likely thought she was killed and left her there. Tabitha Perkovich said the animal apparently survived by eating snow for as many as three days until it was found.

Perkovich said the dog is in stable condition, did not require major surgery and likely will recover. It's staying with the family that found her.

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