Meet Buck! We knew he had been shot numerous times with a shotgun, but we had no idea how absolutely gentle little child is.
He just wags his tail at anything and everything, even with a human-inflicted wound in his face. The resilience of a dog is truly amazing.
“We took him to Vergi 24 hours a day, seven days a week for an examination. They took repeat x-rays so that a radiologist could review them and started him on IV fluids, antibiotics, and pain medication. Some of his skin on his face is already dead, so he will be sedated while doctors debride him.”
“We hope whoever shot this precious kid sees that he’s alive and well now!”
“Someone tried to destroy this dog with a shotgun for whatever reason, and they obviously failed. And we will commemorate that failed endeavor by providing Buck with the finest new life possible and the best chance of complete recovery.”
Even if we will never find out who shot this defenseless dog, we can bring Buck justice in other ways, such as ensuring that this never happens again.
Buck was shot and has over 200 gunshot pellets in his body, the majority of which are in his face. The Vet believes he does not require major facial reconstructive surgery, but believes he could benefit from some minor procedures to help bring tissues together.
The most serious concern is that his lip will not grow back normally. He’s doing great in his foster home! Thank you everybody for your love and support!
He is doing amazingly well after 20 days and despite someone’s failed attempt to destroy him. His face is healing nicely, and he’s still limping a little, but he acts as if nothing happened.
Buck, thankfully, seemed unfazed by the tragic occurrence, demonstrating how resilient and tenacious canines can be.
The first intention was to wait two weeks to determine if he had muscle lameness or if a pellet had become stuck in his joint.
“His limping should have improved by now, but since it hasn’t, we will most likely perform a CT scan this week. If a pellet becomes lodged, he may require surgery.
Buck’s face is still healing well after more than 24 days. Soon, you won’t be able to tell he was once shot in the face with a gunshot. He saw doctors again this week, who judged that a CT scan was not necessary at this time, but they are still monitoring his limping and anticipate it to improve.
He’s now preparing for a neuter and heartworm treatment. He’s one step closer to discovering his true family!
Day 30: Buck has been receiving so many love gifts!
Even though he destroys them quickly, the toys have made him very happy!
Buck is about to begin heartworm treatment and has a family waiting for him to finish.
Buck, on the other hand, recovered more than four months later and is now stronger than ever. He’s getting ready to travel to his new happy family.
Look at his enormous grins! Thank you all for your support!