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Deaf Dog that Took Bullet for Human no Longer Homeless

by Fred

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Some of our readers may remember Kiko’s story.  Kiko took a bullet intended for his human back in 2012, and miraculously had made a full recovery.  Well, as of today, Kiko’s story has a happy ending, and Kiko has a new forever family.

To ready Kiko’s story from back in September, click here.

Usually, being shot in the head in any way is a death sentence for most.  However, when someone disguised as a UPS delivery person came to Kiko’s front door with the intent of robbing his family, things almost ended up very badly.

Kiko took a bullet to the head by the intruder, and almost didn’t make it.  To make things a bit more difficult, Kiko’s human couldn’t afford to pay for the necessary medical treatment, so Kiko had to be surrendered.  So, not only did Kiko have the uphill battle of recovering from his injuries, but was homeless too.


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Well, Kiko is now fully recovered from the shooting, and something even better has happened for Kiko.  A couple of people that became aware of his p[light saw his story, and knew that he’d fit in just fine as a part of their family.  So, they contacted Jill Haynes of Mighty Mutts, the name of the rescue group’s shelter Kiko was residing at, and got the info they needed.

“We’ve all been working really hard for Kiko for the last year and a half — it is so thrilling to see him find his home,” said Haynes.

The odds of adoption for Kiko were fairly slim.  It’s hard enough to find a forever home for a senior dog, let alone a “bully breed.”  However, none of that matter to his new family.  They were just so happy to be able to show him the love and respect a dog deserves.

In the end, things worked out well for Kiko.  Even though he has had to endure a painful and lengthy medical recovery, but overcame a lot of the obstacles dogs like him suffer through due to misconceptions of breed temperament and his advanced age.


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On their Facebook page, Mighty Mutts posted he following about Kiko and his adoption:

“He went to his forever home Thursday night with a wonderful couple that is totally devoted to him. They saw the article on him in The Dodo that was shared thousands of times, and knew he was the dog for them.”

Way to go Kiko, and a big thank you to his new forever family for giving him another chance at a good life!  Also, thanks to the wonderful people over at The Dodo for the story and updates.


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