Two weeks ago, a badly wounded Rottweiler shot in the face at point blank range was found wandering in an apartment complex in north Fort Worth.
“Who knew two weeks ago she would be leaving the vet,” said Kapi Neely, a Fort Worth-based Rottweiler rescue volunteer, who named her Sandy in honor of the 26 shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.
“She’s amazing ... . She prances when she walks. She’s just feeling so good now.”
Neely said when Sandy arrived at the pet clinic “it was all she could do to just pick her feet up and put them down.”
Sandy was shot with a .410-gauge shotgun behind the right eye and had a much larger exit wound below the left bottom jaw.
Dr. Tim Morton, veterinarian treating the dog, said the barrel was against the dog’s cheek when they pulled the trigger.
Katy's Promise Rottweiler Rescue of Austin has started a reward fund that is offering $2,500 for information to help find the one responsible for the shooting. The organization also has raised more than $6,000 to pay for Sandy’s medical care.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 817-469-8477.
(photo contributed by Kapi Neely)