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Koa was shot, left to die and needs medical care!
$6,783 raised
1131% of $600 goal
312 contributors
4 Years running
Yesterday we saw a picture on Facebook of a dog laying on the side of a road. We could tell that someone horrific had happened, leaving half of his face sagging. We suspected that he had been hit by a car in the road and had survived. Immediately ...
Yesterday we saw a picture on Facebook of a dog laying on the side of a road. We could tell that someone horrific had happened, leaving half of his face sagging. We suspected that he had been hit by a car in the road and had survived. Immediately we found folks via Facebook that went out to look for him but sadly, he was no longer there. This morning we decided to try the local animal control in hopes that he had been picked up. When we learned he was there, Britni's sister was kind enough to go pick him up and brought him to Jackson . We hit the road and 2 1/2 hours later we met Koa who despite his condition, he walked up to us with his tail wagging. That was surprising to us because we could smell the infection in his head and shoulder from a few feet away. What we also learned was that animal control had removed one shell casing from his head. Koa had been shot three times, once in the forehead, once in his jaw and once in his shoulder. If that isn't awful enough, Koa also has a face full of bite marks. We suspect that Koa was possibly stolen, forced to fight for his life and wasn't a fighter so he was dumped on the roadside and shot. Whoever did this to him probably thought he was dead and just drove away, leaving him there like a piece of garbage. The injury to his jaw makes it painful for him to eat and he is emaciated. Infection had long set in and bloody fluid leaked from his bullet holes. Tonight, Koa sleeps peacefully at our vet and is stable. He will need to remain there for at least a week on fluids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory meds and pain medication. We are hopeful that he will pull through. Koa has a will to live and we want him to have the best care possible. This wasn't planned in advance but we could not say no to this poor dog. Any and all help financially with his care is greatly appreciated. For those who prefer to send donations by mail, they can be sent to TN Death Row Dogs, PO Box 1015, Spring Hill, TN 37174. Donations can also be made towards Koa's bill directly to our vet, the amazing Dr. Vaughn at Columbia Hospital for Animals, 931-388-7756. As always, we thank you for your kindness, support and compassion.
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