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Shot Dog Gets New Wheels to Help Him Walk

10:10 PM, Mar 30, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A dog found injured with a gunshot wound in Arlington has a new leash on life.  A team of vet-techs have fitted him with a wheelchair.

Tammy Scott, one of the vet-techs at the Jacksonville Animal Care Center, was the first to treat the injured dog.  She said there was no sign that he'd ever walk again.

She said the gunshot wound caused paralysis in his back legs.

Scott and the other vet-techs said they didn't give up on the dog, which they fittingly named Bullet.

They were able to fit Bullet in a modified wheelchair.

"People look at it and might see it's a lot of costs, but it is so rewarding to see him walk out that door," said Scott.

Scott said there are no suspects in Bullet's shooting. 

Bullet is now up for adoption.  To apply click here to connect to the Animal Care and Protective Services website.

 

First Coast News