Buck finally finds bucks for his buckshot injuries.
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Thanks to Facebook campaign that was launched last January 5, 2013 to help pay for Buck's veterinary bills. The campaign stated in its description about Buck:
Buck was shot in the face with a shotgun loaded with birdshot pellets, stuffed into a contractor's-type garbage bag tied shut, and then tied to a fence t-post and dumped in the country and left to die. We know that Buck was inside that bag on a cold Houston night for a minimum of 10-12 hours. When Buck was found, he was hypothermic, severely anemic, badly dehydrated, and almost comatose. He had blood all over his face, neck and legs. He had birdshot pellets in him everywhere: face, mouth, ears, in his eyes, neck, chest, shoulders and a few elsewhere on his body.It was reported that Buck, a 3-year old male mixed breed, was shot in the face with a shotgun and dumped in a garbage bag to die in Conroe, Texas early of January, 2013. Local residents saved him when they opened the bag where Buck emerged and took a few steps before he collapsed.
The dog was believed to be a "bait dog" - a dog used for practice by fight dogs, said a neighbor Tami Augustyn. She added that the dog was covered in blood.
Gun pellets remained in Buck's eyes and it is not yet clear whether he will be left permanently blind, said Dr. Ron Hendrick, a veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Click of Conroe.
Augustyn launched her Facebook campaign, Buck Needs Bucks for his Buckshot Injuries, to help pay the dog's estimated $5,000 medical bills. The campaign attracted 37,493 "Likes" as of this writing and had generated money more than enough to pay for Buck's medication and treatment.
The local police are now investigating the incident and a reward will be given to those who can provide information that will lead to the arrest of the person responsible.
Please share-share-share Buck's story. He is still at the Conroe Emergency Clinic this morning, and folks can call there directly to make a donation: 936-539-3800. Donations can also be made via paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to post some comments here. Thanks and hope that finally, Buck will regain his vision.