Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-08 13:11:31 –
Perry County, Tennessee (WKRN) – A 5-year-old German Shepherd shot in Perry County on Memorial Day weekend is expected to fully recover.
A man driving 2300 blocks on Old Hohenwald Road, according to Wayne County-based Country Road Animal Rescue. Linden reported seeing a dog injured on the roadside on his way home from work on May 29. The dog is believed to have been abandoned by a stranger.
Volunteers from a volunteer organization visited rural areas that night to look for dogs. She got him in the car and took him to a veterinarian in Lewis County. After examining the dog and taking an X-ray, the doctor found a bullet on his skull and back. The dog, whose rescue decides to call himself Max, is slowly recovering in the vet’s office. A bullet in his spine temporarily paralyzed him.
“The worst part for me was that the dog wasn’t dead, so he lay there and died of bleeding, paralyzed and stuck,” said Amanda Van Fleet, vice president of Country Road Animal Rescue. “If Samantha couldn’t go there and catch him, he would have been injured, coyote-killed, or killed by some wildlife. He couldn’t move and lay there. But that’s the worst thing you can do.
Van Fleet began searching for people in the area that day. Volunteers who rescued him reported seeing shell casings throughout the area where he was found. The organization learned that there was target training conducted there that day. According to the vet, the shell case on the ground matches the bullet found at Max.
“The seriousness of his injury is incredible,” said Van Fleet. “If he couldn’t walk, he wouldn’t be adopted. We were shot at the dog’s head and survived, but these two injuries are very miraculous.”
Rescue teams want to know exactly what happened and track down the responsible person. When Max recovers completely, he will be able to adopt. The organization has already received Max’s offer after sharing his story on social media.
News 2 contacted Sheriff Nick Weems of Perry County. Weems said he was unaware of the incident until he spoke to one of his agents. Weems will contact the organization to see if the department can help.
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