72 hours, 4 dogs SHOT - we need your helpJanuary 19, 2023 | 10:37am
72 hours, 4 dogs SHOT, one you
We need your help
The violence in our city against people AND animals is unnerving. Man's best friend is being treated worse than we've ever seen in our history. Over the summer, we had emergency after emergency come in, many of these poor souls too badly injured and got to us far too late. It brings us to our knees to see these angels suffering for absolutely no reason.
In the last 72 hours, Stray Rescue has welcomed not one, not two, not three, but FOUR dogs that are victims of gunshots.
"I don't remember the last time we didn't have a dog recovering from a gunshot wound in the clinic," said Clinic Caregiver Jill.
Watch KMOV News Channel 4 story here
First, meet Tippi. We heard police sirens out front of our shelter, then police carried in a very bloody dog needing emergency help after being shot. It appears the bullet first went through her ear, then became lodged in the wall around her chest cavity. This is one very lucky dog. She had no broken bones, nor internal organs hit. Dr. Schulz went in to remove the bullet in an emergency surgery, but she is sure to make a full recovery.
Here is her video when she came in:
Next, a Good Samaritan found this dog and instead of ignoring her, they loaded her in their car and drove her to us right away. Another kind and gentle dog, she was so sweet and trusted us immediately. She was shot in her front leg. Sadly, the bullet shattered her joint and she required an emergency amputation. She is recovering from her amputation surgery and is looking for a medical foster home where she can heal in peace and quiet, and become used to being a tripod:
Not long after we rescued Judy, our CEO Cassady Caldwell, was contacted about a dog suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The dog was stable but needed a rescue group that would try to save the dog. She of course said YES and the dog was immediately transported to us and began receiving emergency care. This poor guy's prognosis is not good. He was shot with a buckshot right in his spine, leaving him paralyzed and incontinent. We are currently speaking with specialists to see if he has a chance at a good life. If not, we will have to surround him with love and say goodbye.
Our hearts are broken after such senseless violence. Each one of these dogs deserve a life of love, but not all will make a full recovery. In the meantime we will show them all the love in the world. If you can help by fostering one of these dogs, or one of the other 100 dogs in our shelter so we can keep saving the neediest cases, please let us know. The best thing to do is come see us and our matchmakers will help you find a good fit for your home: 2320 Pine Street, 63103.
If you cannot foster, please consider making a donation for the emergency medical care all 4 of these patients are receiving.