Update on Phoebe, a heartwarming story of a true survivor

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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.

13 thoughts on “Update on Phoebe, a heartwarming story of a true survivor”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!!!

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

  4. 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.

  5. @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!

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

  6. 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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