WEST UNION, Ohio – A dog is recovering this week after allegedly being shot by a neighbor, according to its former owner.
The animal received the wound to its left rear foot sometime on Friday, April 6, in Adams County, according to information from the Humane Society of Adams County. Fearing the neighbor would eventually kill her pet, the woman, who is not being identified, surrendered the animal, along with its sibling, to the HSAC.
The injured dog was taken to the Brown County Veterinary Clinic where it was treated and hospitalized over the weekend, according to Jessica Huxmann of the organization. The veterinarian said the dog would have to have three toes amputated, but is expected to recover, she said.
“Bart,” as the injured dog is being called, is between six and 10 months old. He is a mixed breed dog, with rottweiler, beagle, hound, and possibly even corgi in his ancestry, according to the vet and former owner.
Though in pain, Bart has been a model patient, according to the vet who added the dog seems to understand the people around him now are trying to help, and has not growled or tried to bite throughout his ordeal. He is a friendly, calm dog, and will be a great companion to a family when he is eventually made available for adoption.
Bart’s medical bills are expected to eventually top $700, for exams, amputations, follow-up visits, vaccinations, and eventual sterilization surgery. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the animal shelter afford Bart’s care. Visit GoFundMe.com/getbetterbart<http://gofundme.com/getbetterbart> to make a donation. Contributions may also be made by stopping by the shelter during regular business hours or by mailing a check directly to HSAC, P.O. Box 245, West Union, Ohio 45693.
The animal shelter in West Union is a private, non-profit organization that was founded in 2006. The group is private and is not associated with the ASPCA or HSUS.
For more information about the Humane Society of Adams County, please visit its Facebook page at Humane Society of Adams County, Inc., call 937-544-8585, or email [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.