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ALTON, Ill. (AP) — An animal hospital has been trying to save the life of a severely injured Shetland sheepdog found in Alton with an arrow wound.
Authorities from Madison County Animal Control found the Sheltie Thursday morning and say she had been shot through the abdomen with an arrow.
Jackie Spiker and Kim Lee of Hope Animal Rescues say the wounded dog was bleeding profusely and couldn’t lie down because the arrow protruded from both sides of her body. Spiker and Lee took her to Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital, where veterinarians began emergency surgery.
Spiker tells the (Alton) Telegraph that a microchip under the dog’s skin lidentified the owners, who said they could not afford the veterinary bills, which are estimated to be $2,400 if she survives.
They surrendered ownership to Hope Animal Rescues.
A major league pitcher who threw a perfect game last summer, is being credited with a save today…for helping a dog that had been shot with an arrow!
Hope Animals Rescues founder Jackie Spiker tells KMOX that White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle and his wife Jamie are paying the up to 24 hundred dollar vet bill, for the dog which was found wounded near Edwardsville.
Copyright Associated Press/Alton Telegraph