A resident in Conroe, Texas made a grim discovery early Saturday morning - a bloodied dog had been secured in a garbage bag, tied to a fence, and left for dead along the road.
Thankfully, the passerby had noticed the bag moving and stopped to investigate.
According to Monday's Houston Chronicle, after finding the badly injured dog inside of the bag, Tami Augustyn, an independent rescuer in the area, was asked if she could help.
Augustyn rushed the blood-soaked dog, now known as "Buck," to an emergency veterinarian for care. There, veterinarians discovered that the dog had been shot in the face.
Shot pellets were lodged in Buck's face, shoulder, and in both of his eyes, and he will likely suffer permanent damage to his eyesight as a result.
Initially, the abused dog was suffering from low body temperature, likely a result of being help captive, with injuries, in the trash bag for hours.
According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, Buck is now stabilized, but not fully out of the woods.
For some reason, Buck seems to have problems with walking.
Fortunately, as word of Buck's sad story spreads, people have stepped up to donate fundsto ensure that he will receive all of the care necessary for his recovery.
Follow Buck's journey at the Buck Needs Bucks for his Buckshot Injuries Facebook page.
Awww look how sweet and thankful he is ! I am so glad Buck was found in time and survived!!!
Down to hell with his former owner who dumped him so cruelly in the streets to die.
Imagine the Cruelty done to an innocent animal by cold blooded & cold hearted ruthless human. Who ever did this to Buck should be brought to justice. Otherwise why do we have the justice systems* anyway???
Words fail me! I'm sick at heart!
I cannot begin to imagine the pain, fear and sadness this poor animal felt. His 'owner' needs to be found and necklaced, like they do here in SA.
Definitely yes Leslene.
Noted and will Pray June :-0 ... Poor Baby such a horrible ordeal :0 :0 :0
Poor dog . Stupid guy who hurt this poor innocent dog !! I am glad Buck survived . Omg i wish somebody will punished this monster i will do same to him what he did to poor Buck !! It must be horrible what this beautiful dog went through !! Sad !!! Thank you June
Thanks June, hope he recovers.
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