Gypsy and Gwen were shot when they wandered onto another person's property with livestock after their owner's son accidentally let them out.
The brindle one was shot in the chest and leg and started to bleed out. The white one was shot in the leg. Both dogs now desperately need immediate veterinary attention and fosters.
The known injuries are quite severe, but at this point in time, it is difficult to determine the extent of their trauma. However, it is clear that Gypsy, the white dog, has a very deep laceration that will require sedation and surgery. She arrived at the ER in a distressed and shocked state, so we are hoping she will be able to have her surgery by tomorrow. Based on how deep the wound is, it appears the shot either grazed her or was ricocheted. For now, it has been cleaned out and will need to be stitched up tomorrow, when she is more stable.
Of the pair, Gwen's condition is more concerning and urgent. When simply looking at her significant wounds, it is difficult to ignore that she is clearly in excruciating pain. It appears she was shot twice, and her sternum is broken from one of the shots. However, she was incredibly lucky because the angle she was shot at allowed her to survive. Unfortunately, she was left with an open wound greater than 8 inches in diameter. She has lost an incredible amount of blood and is in danger. In addition to her broken sternum, she has a shattered elbow, which may cause her to lose this limb. Her pictures above show the swelling and extensive damage.
Gwen also needs surgery, but is in shock and unable to undergo an intensive procedure right now. She is very guarded and has moments of energy, but then returns to her exhausted and reserved state. We think her demeanor is due to her extreme loss of blood. We hope she stabilizes overnight so that she can receive her first surgery tomorrow.
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