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Dog recovering in central Alberta after reportedly being shot

January 25, 2014

Global News

EDMONTON – An Alberta dog, who’s thought to have been a rural stray, is on the mend following a traumatic incident.

“It’s believed she was shot in her front right leg,” said Dr. Patty Tulloch, of the Westlock Veterinary Center.

“Obviously, she probably didn’t have a home so she was running free, but for someone to just see an innocent animal and just shoot at them is kind of shocking to you,” she added.

The dog’s injured leg had to be amputated; and an X-ray shows there’s still a bullet lodged inside her.

She was taken in by a small animal rescue society in the province before being handed over to the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS), which brought her to the clinic in Westlock.

It’s expected that’s where she’ll stay for the next couple weeks as she continues her recovery.

“She’s a great addition to the clinic…

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