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German shepherd Loses Front Leg after Being Shot

by Katherine

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On March 24, 2014, a Toledo, Ohio, female, stray dog was maliciously shot and the cruel act cost the pet her front leg. Police have identified the shooter as 25-year-old Marcus L. Crawford of 841 Lucas St., and are looking for him. The now three-legged dog received medical care and is on the mend.

June after her leg surgery. Photo Credit: June Cash/Facebook
June after her leg surgery. Photo Credit: June Cash/Facebook

The stray was named June and on March 31, 2014, she underwent leg amputation surgery performed by Dr. Brooke West of West Toledo Animal Hospital.

Prior to the surgery, the canine was in extreme pain due to the leg being swollen, the bone being shattered, and part of the leg muscle being dead, but as soon as the leg was removed the rescued dog felt a lot better.

When June was found injured, she was taken to an emergency vet clinic and then transferred to Lucas County Canine Care & Control. Her surgery was covered by Lucas County Cutie’s Fund. This program helps dogs taken to Lucas County Canine Care and Control by covering all medical expenses.

After the surgery June was released to Planned Pethood, and the organization placed her in foster care. The three-legged dog will spend a few months getting rehabilitated and socialized before she is available for adoption.

The shooter, Mr. Crawford faces animal cruelty charges, as well as charges for discharging a firearm, having a weapon under disability, and carrying a concealed weapon. Police are still looking for him and in a matter of time he will be found and placed behind bars.

As for the former stray pet, she is well on her road to recovery. If you would like to donate towards her care, consider making an online donation to Cutie’s Fund.

Learn more about June and her recovery plan on her Facebook page.