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Dog Shot in Conroe, Left for Dead Is ‘Recovering Well’

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UPDATE January 8, 2013:

There’s good news to report about a dog in Montgomery County who was shot several times in the face and left to die by the side of the road:

The dog, now named “Buck,” is being taken care of by animal rescuer Tami Augustyn who says he is recovering well.

Someone shot Buck several times with a shotgun, scattering birdshot into both eyes.

Buck was found in by the side of the road in Conroe on Saturday morning, tied up and stuffed into a garbage bag which was tied to a post.You can help donate to Buck’s recovery on his Facebook page, Buck Needs Bucks.

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Good Samaritans in Montgomery County rescue a severely injured dog dumped by the side of the road to die in a trash bag.  NEWS 92 FM’s Norm Uhl has the details.

The mixed breed dog was discovered on Saturday morning, by a friend of animal rescuer Tami Augustyn, so when they couldn’t reach animal control they called Tami.

He released the dog. It walked a few yards and collapsed. He was covered with blood, so Augustyn thought he might have been used an a bait dog by dog fighters.

She took him to an emergency veterinary clinic where they discovered the dog had been shot and had numerous birdshot injuries.

The dog, now named Buck, will need a lot of medical attention for his limp and his eyes.

Dr. Ron Hendrick, a veterinarian with the Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe says Buck is a sweet dog and his prognosis is good, but both eyes contain buckshot and damage is most likely permanent.

Buck also shows signs of hearing loss and may have sustained brain damage.

Buck will see a specialist to help determine the extent of his vision loss and will be x-rayed to see why he is having difficulty walking.

You can help donate to Buck’s recovery on his Facebook page, Buck Needs Bucks.

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