How could a person be so cruel as to do this??? It's sickening :sad:
http://www.wptv.com/An animal known for being a gentle giant is proving to be a fighter as well after being found left for dead.
The Great Dane puppy was shot several times and near starving when he was rescued from a roadside.
A volunteer for the Allen Babcock Dog and Cat Rescue spotted the dog, who has been named B.J., on the side of the road in Hendry County on Thursday night and rushed him to Hollywood Animal Hospital for lifesaving treatment.
He had been shot through the nose, jaw, foot and groin.
"This is a shame to have a pet go through this, to have somebody, be it kids or hunters, playing or just trying to kill him with a gun," said Dr. James Dee of Hollywood Animal Hospital. "Unfortunately, in 32 years we've seen a lot and this pretty much ranks with some of the worst."
Besides his shot wounds, the 6-month-old Great Dane is unable to walk and is so emaciated that his bones almost protrude through his skin.
Allen Babcock, founder of the rescue organization, said that the dog was 50 percent underweight and will require more surgery.
"He's loaded with ticks. His back leg doesn't work," he said. "It just goes on and on. There are a lot of problems."
"The wounds will be tough to get under control," Dee said.
Despite the cruelty he has experienced, Dee and Babcock said the puppy still has a sweet disposition and a strong will to live.
"He's been trying to play. He's wagging his tail," Dee said. "It's amazing to think that somebody who had this number of injuries inflicted on him could have this good of an attitude."
Doctors said the puppy will need three or four surgeries and may be able to be adopted in the coming months. The abuser has not been caught.
So what what's next for this dog? He'll need 3 possibly 4 surgeries, after that he may be able for adoption.
As for the person or people who did this... they have not been caught.