Wilson was brought into the shelter by Animal Control in Kentucky with a big hole in his stomach. The vet initially thought that he had been impaled, but upon further examination discovered that he actually had an exit wound from a bullet shot! Equally harrowing, was a collar embedded in his neck that had been on for so long without accounting for his growth, that skin had started to grow around it. Sadly, dogs like this have usually also been chained to a fence or tree over extended periods.
Due to this immense trauma, Wilson was hospitalized for several days, sedated to clean up the bullet wound and remove the embedded color. Both wounds were left open because of a concern of infection and antibiotics were given. The neck wound was debrided, (removing the dead skin and cleaning well), and needed to be done multiple times over the lengthy healing period.
This wonderful boy, about a year old, was adopted by a compassionate family and he is now happy and loved with lots of unrestricted freedom to run in the yard and fear no harm.