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Dog shot and left for dead in West Middlesex reunited with owner

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MERCER, Pa. - The Mercer County Humane Society is reporting a happy ending to a story we first brought you earlier this month.

A dog that someone shot and left for dead along a road side has been reunited with it's owner.

On October 6, humane agents received a report that a resident of West Middlesex found a wounded dog along Riggs Road after hearing six gunshots and seeing gray S-U-V with Ohio license plates driving away.

Veterinarian Dr. Craig Kryger, who treated the Akita breed dog at the time, said that someone fired a bullet through the side of the dog's face. The bullet went into the jaw, down the neck, lodging in the right side of her chest, collapsing a lung.

Humane agents characterized the wound as a "kill shot," saying it is how police are trained to kill an animal.

The dog, which humane agents dubbed "Baby Girl", had no tags, license or microchip, but appeared to be well cared for. However, officials had no way of knowing if the dog was a stray or someone's pet. Authorities weren't sure if Baby Girl would survive.

Humane society Executive Director Sandi Drabick tells 21 News that a woman living about 15 miles away from where the dog was rescued, saw the television news report and knew right away it was her dog.

Baby Girl's real name is Tequila.

Dr. Kryger did not release Tequila until Friday because he wanted to make sure all was well and there was no chance of her lung collapsing again.

The humane society is still looking for information about the person who shot the dog and ask anyone who can help to call them at 724-877-9571. 

 
 
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