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The Shamrock Fund: Border Collie Shot and Left for Dead Needs Critical Surgery


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The Louisville Veterinary Specialty And Emergency Services clinic is caring for a stoic survivor named Shamrock. The Border Collie was found in Owensboro, KY with a gunshot would to the face, presumably left to die a slow and painful death.

Shamrock had other plans. The defiant victim not only survived the shotgun blast that shattered his jaw and ripped through his mouth: he somehow managed to do so with his spirit intact. He now faces multiple surgeries and a long recovery period, and because he does not have a family, The Shamrock Arrow Fund is asking for help to pay for his treatment.

The Shamrock Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentucky animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. The Shamrock Pet Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end pet overpopulation, reduce the number of companion animals destroyed in local shelters, and to save or enhance the lives of animals in need. This is accomplished through spay/neuter, education, emergency medical assistance, rescue, foster care, and the adoption of pets into loving lifetime homes.

Please note that The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for Shamrock’s abuse.