Stray dog with 3 bullets lodged in body whines in pain; Vets say unlikely to survive

Injured dog | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Alappuzha: A dog that recovered from the wounds on the streets in Kayamkulam was found to carry three bullets upon inspection at the hospital. The dog is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital with severe inflammation in its stomach after being shot. It is hinted that the bullets were fired from an air gun and they haven’t been pulled out yet.

A family in the neighbourhood used to feed the dog regularly and started looking for it after it went missing for two days. Last Saturday, they found the dog whimpering in front of their house. Two youngsters who used to feed the dog brought a doctor from the veterinary clinic who instructed them to take the dog to the hospital. The youngsters then contacted the Walking Eye Foundation For Animal Advocacy. They took the dog to a private hospital in Karunagappalli. It was revealed in the X-Ray that three bullets were lodged in the dog's body.

The procedure to remove the bullets cannot be carried out at the moment and will only be undertaken if the health of the dog improves. The organisation informed that a police complaint will be filed over the matter. The officials from the Vetz n Petz Fort Hospital informed that the dog is unlikely to survive the injuries, as one of the bullets pierced through its lungs. The other bullets are lodged near its heart and ribs.

It is not yet clear as to how the bullets ended up in the dog’s body. There is speculation that there are bird hunters in the nearby areas and that they could have shot the dog while testing their aim.

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