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This Pit Bull Was Shot in the Head, What Happened After Makes No Sense–And We’re So Glad

This Pit Bull Was Shot in the Head, What Happened After Makes No Sense–And We’re So Glad

What could have been a tragedy has become an incredible story of survival and a testimony to dogs’ resilience and grace.

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When the Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission, Kansas received a call about a stray injured dog that needed help, they didn’t know what to expect.

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What they found was Timber, a young Pit Bull who had been shot in the head with buckshot, then abandoned and left to die. He had been shot in such a way that the pellets entered his head, came out his neck, then ricocheted back into his paw.

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The rescue believes that it is because he is a Pit Bull that Timber was targeted in this way. To get such a point blank shot off, Timber would have had to be fairly close to the shooter, enough for any hooman to see “he is a friendly dog.”

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Fortunately, not only did Timber survive, he bounced back. According to his foster family, he is a “happy-go-lucky, loving dog. He doesn’t care, he doesn’t hold any resentment, he lives every day to the fullest.”

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The stigma against these gentle, incredibly affectionate dogs needs to end NOW.

Note: Make sure to screen before deeming appropriate for small hoomans. At 6:38, some footage of Timber’s original injuries may be too much for tiny tots to handle.

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