Rescuers in Ephraim, Utah found a chocolate Labrador retriever this week who had been shot twice in the head – and now authorities want to know who tried to kill her.
Fox 13 Now reported on Thursday that animal advocates are searching for the person who shot the dog, dubbed “Karma” by rescuers.
On Feb. 23, Rescue Rovers Dog Adoptions posted on its Facebook page:
It saddens us to think this really happens in our own country, let alone our own state, to unwanted dogs. The good news is she will NEVER be unwanted again.
This is Karma, she is still at the vet after someone shot her twice in the head. Thank you to Wag-N-Train Dog Rescue, Inc. that didn’t think twice about getting her into the vet. She will be joining us as an RR dog. If you want to help donate to her vet bills, that is always greatly appreciate. We will keep you updated on her progress. Lots of love to Karma and the volunteers that helped her today!
Two days later, the page posted:
Update on Karma: Yes! She is more alert and walking around. Her temperature came down and we have not seen any more seizures. However, Dr. Ipsen said her prognosis is still guarded. She might be blind in her right eye. She just needs some more time and TLC and we will hope for the very best.”
Karma, who was found in the foothills of Sanpete County, Utah, is believed to be between three and five years of age. Wag-N-Train Dog Rescue and Rescue Rovers Dog Adoptions are seeking information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) response for shooting her.
According to Debbie Welder of Rescue Rovers Dog Adoptions:
“This innocent dog did not deserve to be treated like trash and left to die – luckily a passerby found her in time. We are grateful to Wag-N-Train Rescue and Payson Family Pet Hospital for taking immediate action to save Karma’s life.”
In a press release, Jamee Wheelwright of Wag-N-Train Dog Rescue stated:
Karma was rushed into surgery, where the vet discovered one bullet had lodged in her skull and was unable to remove it. She will most likely lose all vision in her right eye.
The day following surgery, Karma had a violent seizure and her temperature spiked very high. After an hour, the seizure had stopped and her temperature started coming down. Karma is making progress. She can sit up, and seems to be steady. She can even walk a short way.
When she walks, she has a little bit of an odd gait…kind of lists to the right. This may or may not improve. It will take time to tell just how fully she will recover. She may have some permanent issues (her gait, her sight), but she is such a very lucky girl just to be alive, and hopefully the issues won’t prevent her from getting a wonderful forever family.”
If you have information about who shot Karma, please contact Wag-N-Train and Rescue Rovers Dog Adoptions.
Updates to this story will be posted as they occur.
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