dog shot tied to tracks

Dog Shot Tied To Tracks: Police Rescue Dog Who Was Shot Twice, And Tied To Railroad Tracks With A Belt

Update:

There has been a report that the vet will be able to save Cabela’s leg.

This, of course, is excellent news, assuming it’s true.

Original Story:

A dog was shot, tied to railroad tracks, and apparently left for dead in Florida.

According to the Huffington Post, Cabela the dog was rescued by police in Tampa, who found her tied to tracks with a belt. Worse still, Cabela had also been shot. Twice.

“Cabela was freed and taken to the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Center, where she’ll need to get her leg amputated. Vets told the station that she’s recovering and in good spirits,” reports Huffington Post. Police are still looking for potential suspects, and have asked that anyone who recognizes the pup — a young mixed breed — or has any information about who might have been behind this senseless act of animal cruelty contact them immediately. So far, they say that they are being “led in the right direction” with the tips that have come in.

The dog that was shot and tied to tracks is recovering, and seems to be in “good spirits” following the ordeal that could have cost her her life. According to RTV 6, it could take a month or longer for Cabela to recover. She does need to have surgery, but if all goes well, the pup could be up for adoption by mid-April. There will more than likely be a long line of people who want to offer a better home for the abused pup.

“She’s doing well. She’s eating, she’s drinking, she’s in good spirits,” said Mike Lord, a veterinary technician. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Tampa police nicknamed the dog “R&R” and then changed her name to “Cabela.”

A $5,000 reward is being offered by police and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Anyone who wants to help with the vet expenses can call (813) 265-4043, and donate money directly to the vet’s office.

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