HPAN Helps Local Shelter with $300
Early morning on November 22, 2019 the Campbell County Animal Shelter received a 911 dispatcher call for a dog hit by a car on Interstate 75N. An animal control officer went to the scene and found a precious lab mix in the median. He was immobile but awake. He was docile even though he was in a great deal of pain. He was taken to a clinic for exam and diagnosis. Initially, they thought he only had a wound on his right shoulder from being hit by a car. He appeared fairly stable. After x-rays, it was determined that the right front leg was in fact broken as well. Additional x-rays were done to determine if his leg would heal with casting or if an amputation would be necessary. The other x-rays showed he had been shot multiple times by two different weapons, one shotgun and another type of bullet firing gun. Rambo had been shot in the mouth with the bullet fragments lodging in his neck/shoulder area. This would account for the loss of teeth and his inability to eat. Rambo’s right hip was broken (presumably from being hit by a car) and his left hip and back area had a lot of lodged buckshot. Unfortunately, Rambo didn’t make it, but the shelter and vet staff did everything they could do to help him. We eased their burden a little by paying $300 on the $500 bill.