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Pup recovers from gunshot wounds, ready to be adopted

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WHS veterinary staff performed four surgeries on Pardner to repair the damage to his skull.

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WHS veterinary staff performed four surgeries on Pardner to repair the damage to his skull.

A dog that came to the Winnipeg Humane Society in January after being shot in the face is healed and ready to be adopted.

"Pardner," a one-year-old shepherd mix, was brought to the WHS after the Swan Valley Animal Protection League found him with a gunshot wound to the head.

The WHS veterinary staff performed four surgeries on him to repair the damage to his skull. Pardner will live with the bullet still lodged in his neck as it was too dangerous to remove, but has since made a full recovery after spending the last four months recovering in vet care and foster homes. His adopters will still need to feed him soft food for the next year as the bone continues to heal.

"It’s incredible that Pardner has gone through such trauma but is still such a friendly and good-natured dog," said Dr. Erika Anseeuw, Director of Animal Health at The WHS. "He is an awesome dog and considering what he’s been through, he doesn’t hold a grudge."

Pardner is now ready to be adopted from the shelter.

"We were so thrilled to be able to help Pardner heal from his wounds," said Dr. Anseeuw. "This sort of injury is sadly more common than we’d like it to be, and not all dogs are as lucky as Pardner is to survive."

Anyone interested in adopting Pardner or any dog or cat is advised to log onto the WHS website at www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca.

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