Good Samaritans Rescue Abandoned Gun-Shot Dog

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Earlier in the week, a photo of a badly beaten and forlorn dog curled up on the side of a Tennessee road made its rounds on Facebook pages in the area.  After seeing the dog who urgently needed help, some good Samaritans set out to find him.

The anonymous individuals were successful in their endeavor.  The dog, now known as Koa, is recuperating from his injuries at the Columbia Hospital for Animals, thanks to the organization Tennessee Death Row Dogs.

Koa has been living a life of anguish.  He is heartworm positive, emaciated and covered in gashes and bite marks.  He also has three bullet wounds and is fighting a systemic infection.  One of the bullets went through his jaw, making it terribly painful to eat.

“We suspect that Koa was possibly stolen, forced to fight for his life and wasn’t a fighter so he was dumped on the roadside and shot. Whoever did this to him probably thought he was dead and just drove away, leaving him there like a piece of garbage,” the rescue organization stated.

In spite of his wretched existence, Koa perseveres.  A dog understanding and truly appreciative of being saved and cared for, he greets everyone he encounters with a wagging tail.

“Koa is very kind, despite his pain and terrible infection.  He tries to love on you even though he is miserable.  It’s heartbreaking to think someone exploited this kindness and hurt him this way,” his rescuers said.

Once left to die alone and in pain, Koa is now safe and loved by his caretakers, all thanks to the determined and kind-hearted folks who knew they had to find him.

Koa’s progress can be followed here:  https://www.facebook.com/tndeathrowdogs

Donations to help with Koa’s care can be made here:  https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/cUVab

Buy a t-shirt and help out some of Tennessee’s Death Row Dogs here:  http://hendrickboards.com/shop/critical-needs-koa?tracking=50841d3046b08

 

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Good Samaritans Rescue Abandoned Gun-Shot Dog”

  1. This breaks my heart to know that someone could do this to an animal.. I mean, come on. What could this animal of done to deserve this..I thank you JESUS for helping this animal.

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  2. There are many wonderful humans in this world, and then there are the rubbish, cant even call them humans, but one day is one day, THAT day, when they will feel the pain they inflicted on these animals, non stop.

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  3. IT BREAKS MY HEART WHEN I SEE AND READ THESE STORIES. I KNOW THERE ARE WORST ONES THAN KOA’S. AND IT MAKES ME BELIEVE THE BIBLE EVEN MORE AND I’M NOT A RELIGIOUS PERSON. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE NOW WITH NO HEARTS NO COMPASSION AND HOLLOW SOULS.I USE TO HAVE HAPPY THOUGHTS WHEN I WENT TO BED . BUT NOW I TERRIBLE THOUGHTS. I THINK OF ANIMALS HUNGRY SCARED LONELY AND COLD.THAT HAS NOT DONE ONE DAMN THING TO BE MISTREATED . IT’S IN MY HEAD ALL THE TIME. WHAT EVER ANYBODY DOES TO AN ANIMAL SHOULD BE TREATED AS IF THEY HARMED OR KILLED A HUMAN : WE HAVE A DOG THAT SOMEONE DUMPED OUT. I LOVE HIM AND HE LOVES ME. HE WAS COLD HUNGRY AND SCARED ONCE .HE WILL NEVER BE THAT AGAIN. ONE DAY ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE WILL HAVE A WAY TO HELP ALL THE ANIMALS.THANK YA’LL FOR BEING THERE. I HOPE KOA CAN BEAT THIS, AND GET TO LIVE A HAPPY AND SAFE LIFE. YOU ARE WONDERFUL 🙂 🙂

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