Update on Phoebe, a heartwarming story of a true survivor

Phoebe, the dog who was buried up to her neck and then shot in the head is alive and well, amazing considering all that she has been through.  The two year old pit bull mix was found in Hillsborough County, Tampa six weeks ago with a gunshot wound and weighing only 30 pounds.  Despite this unthinkable act of cruelty, the dog which has since been named Phoebe, is now happily recovering.

Animal control is still conducting a search for the person who committed this heinous act, and a $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.  ”More than likely it was someone within that community where she was found,” said Pam Perry of Animal Services.

Phoebe is doing very well, and has gained 14 pounds in the month since the incident putting her almost at a normal weight for her size. She loves children, and is great with other dogs and is now being put up for adoption.  ”She’s a wonderful dog, and she’ll make for a wonderful companion,” Perry said.  Animal services is currently taking applications for Phoebe, and some have already been received.  All applicants will be reviewed and a decision made in January.

While Phoebe will have to wait a bit longer to find her forever home, she has a special day coming up on Saturday.  She will get to meet Santa Claus on  at the Hillsborough County Animal Services facility on Falkenburg Road. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and families are welcome to bring their kids who can make Christmas ornaments with Phoebe’s picture on them.  She also got her own float in the Santa Fest parade and had a wonderful time meeting and greeting all of her fans and supporters.




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    December 13, 2012 6:14 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Congrats Pheobe on your road to recovery! You look amazing and happy. Revenge will come to your torturers and your permanent loving home is on the way.

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    December 13, 2012 6:28 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Gail you are a moron. God has a special place in hell for people like you. Oh & youre very unattractive. Maybe we should just kill all unattractive people too but that wound mean you’d have to go also!!!!

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    December 13, 2012 6:38 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Gail…are you sure your last name is not VICK? That family is full of uneducated, misinformed assholes too!

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    December 13, 2012 6:54 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I can’t believe someone would say what Gail said!!! You are pathetic!!! I hope this poor, sweet girl gets the best home ever for Christmas and people like you, Gail need to be put out of our misery.

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    December 13, 2012 7:18 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Ravis

    @Gail: You might want to get your facts straight before you start bad-mouthing Pit Bulls…..there are 7 breeds that are ranked more aggressive than the Pit!

    Dachshund
    Chihuahua
    Beagle
    Jack Russell Terrier
    Australian Cattle Dog
    Cocker Spaniel
    Border Collie
    Pit Bull

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    December 13, 2012 7:24 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Who’s Gail ?

    Hope the scum bags responsible for this pay big big time.

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    December 13, 2012 7:25 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah Phoebe..May the SOB be caught that did this to you sweet baby..Or I pray Karma gets them..I wish for you to have a Happy life…Your Safe know..Merry Christmas..

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    December 13, 2012 7:51 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    whoever did this is sick, i cant imagine what that poor dog had to go through!…what goes around comes around

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    December 13, 2012 11:32 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Oh my! What a terrible thing for this poor dog to have to go through. The more I get to know people, the more I love my dog, Charlie. He is also mixed with Pit and he is the love of my life, he,s 13 and was also a rescue. Pit bulls get a bad wrap i

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    December 13, 2012 11:34 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Oh my! What a terrible thing for this poor dog to have to go through. The more I get to know people, the more I love my dog, Charlie. He is also mixed with Pit and he is the love of my life, he,s 13 and was also a rescue. Pit bulls get a bad wrap it is how they are trained and loved.
    Whoever you are, wherever you are this

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    December 13, 2012 11:44 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is not over for this sick and vicious treatment of an animal. Watch your back!!!!
    Someone knows who you are they’ll talk sooner or later. Merry Christmas Phoebe you are a survivor. Your new family wii love you and take care of you.
    Happy life phoebe and Happy New year2013!!!

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    December 14, 2012 10:27 amPosted 1 year ago
    Observer

    Gail’s lack of concern is probably because she’s guilty of similar acts. There’s a place for people like this!

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    December 22, 2012 4:48 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    there was video of a little chinese girl getting hit by car in a market place and cars and people just drove by .no one stopped to help her for some time until a poor street sweeper carried her to side of road. if they dont value human life you know they damn sure dont value animals

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