A chihuahua puppy was found screaming “on the road” with an arrow through her neck, but she survived emergency sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ thanks to her excellent veterinary technicians and sweet personality she shines
Stray dogs arrive at animal shelters with various injuries, but this puppy will be with rescuers for the rest of his life.
A four-month-old female chihuahua was shot in the neck with an arrow in Southern California on Monday. According to enthusiasts, a woman called 911 after spotting the injured dog “screaming” in a neighborhood near Desert Hot Springs.
A deputy sheriff hugged the injured puppy and handed it over to an animal services officer, who “hugged the dog and comforted it” on the way to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus.
The arrow didn’t hit the puppy’s vital artery, so it was supposed to survive.
Before safely withdrawing the arrow, Ivan Herrera, a registered veterinary technician, sedated the dog and took an X-ray.
Erin Gettis, director of animal services, said: “It’s ᴅɪsɢᴜsᴛɪɴɢ that someone intentionally shot this poor dog with an arrow”.
“We’re in shock, and we’re hoping someone can help us find out who did this.”
Veterinary technician Emily Ellison assisted Herrera with the dog’s treatment and recovery.
She said: “Ivan did an incredible job in saving this dog’s life. Despite what happened, it was amazing to see her affection”.
“She is a wonderful puppy. I can’t understand why anyone would do such a horrible thing to such a helpless creature. It is extremely sick”.
Marty, a golden retriever, is another survivor of major sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. Its owner, Jane Gallacher, thought it had eaten too much and began limiting its junk food.
However, a soccer ball-sized mass on the 11-year-old dog’s body indicates that something is seriously wrong with it.
Marty was taken to Veterinary Specialist Scotland (VSS) in West Lothian for an emergency tumor removal.
Fortunately, the senior dog survived and proved to everyone that he wasn’t so greedy after all.