3.13.2012 Stray Dog Undergoes Surgery After Being Shot

KILLEEN (March 13, 2012)--A dog that was turned in to the Centex Humane Society's Second Chance Animal Shelter over the weekend was to have surgery on Tuesday to remove two bullets.

Chance, a 3-year-old Husky/German Shepherd mix, was brought into the humane society by the Bell County Animal Control with two gunshot wounds, the president of the Centex Humane Society's Second Chance Animal Shelter, George Grammas, said.

The wounds were on the right rear leg and the animal's side.

Dr. Kristey Reed of the Pet Medical Center in Harker Heights performed the initial exam, including X-rays, Grammas said.

Chance's femur was completely crushed, veterinarians say, and Dr. David H. Foster of Personal Veterinary Care planned to amputate his right rear leg Tuesday.

Veterinarians advised against removing the bullet in the dog's side for fear of further damage and complications.

Recovery is expected to take several weeks and the dog will walk on three legs.

The animal shelter is accepting monetary donations to help pay for the medical treatment.

If you are interested in adopting Chance, call 254-526-6200.

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