This sort of injury is sadly more common than we’d like it to be, and not all dogs are as lucky as Pardner is to survive.
Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is happy to announce an update on Pardner, the dog who was shot in the face last winter. The one-year-old shepherd mix came to The WHS last January after the Swan Valley Animal Protection League found him with a gunshot wound to the head. He is now finally available for adoption.
Pardner will live with the bullet still lodged in his neck as it was too dangerous to remove, though it will not cause him harm. The WHS veterinary staff performed four surgeries on him to repair the damage to his skull and Pardner has since made a full recovery. His adopters will still need to feed him soft food for the next year as the bone continues to heal.
“It’s incredible that Pardner has gone through such trauma but is still such a friendly and good-natured dog,” said Dr. Erika Anseeuw, Director of Animal Health at The WHS. “He is an awesome dog and considering what he’s been through, he doesn’t hold a grudge.”
Pardner has spent the last four months recovering in vet care and foster homes and is finally ready to be adopted from the shelter.
“We were so thrilled to be able to help Pardner heal from his wounds,” said Dr. Anseeuw. “This sort of injury is sadly more common than we’d like it to be, and not all dogs are as lucky as Pardner is to survive.”
The Winnipeg Humane Society is a registered charity and non-profit organization whose mission is to protect all animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity. Funded primarily by donations, The WHS has pets for adoption to the public. All pets offered for adoption and sale have been spayed or neutered, received necessary shots and treatments, and a behavioural assessment. If you’d like to learn more about cats or dogs for sale or The WHS, please visit http://www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca.