Winnie was brought into our shelter last week by a kind member of our community who found him, hurting, injured, and in great need of help. It was immediately clear that this poor dog was in a lot of pain due to a disturbingly large wound on his head that appears like it may have been inflicted by a gunshot. We are treating his wound with the resources that we have, we’re making sure he’s comfortable, and we’ve placed Winnie under close medical observation. Despite the severity of his wound, Winnie has shown a positive, upbeat attitude through it all; he’s definitely showing signs of being the energetic, one-year-old that he is! However, due to some concerns with his behavior and a head tilt, we’re concerned that whatever caused his wound might’ve also caused some neurological damage. To best determine a beneficial course of treatment for Winnie, we need to begin with X-rays to see if in fact it is a bullet wound, and where it may be lodged, or if it’s something else altogether. Whatever the cause of his injury, Winnie will have a long road to recovery until his wound is fully healed.
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In order to help Winnie receive the X-rays and care he needs, we need to raise $300. Would you consider lending Winnie a paw? If you’re interested in contributing towards his medical are, please visit: http://bit.do/WinniesRecovery or click the donate button below. And just a reminder that this is the last day that donations are being matched by Garner Nichols Dental! So your donation can make double the difference for Winnie when you donate to Southern Pines TODAY!
Blog articles are written by staff and volunteers of Southern Pines Animal Shelter.