Shot five times, Champ needs a home
Champ, a four-year-old German Shepherd mix, was shot five times while protecting his family’s home in south Los Angeles.
Despite that, his owners no longer want him.
On Feb. 27th, Champ was shot by an intruder, leaving the dog with a broken jaw bone, nerve problems, a bullet entry under his eye, and wounds covering his neck, shoulder, and abdomen, KTLA reported.
Champ was kept as evidence while the intrusion case was pending, and was scheduled to be euthanized because his owners declined to get him the costly medical care he needed.
That’s when Coastal German Shepherd Rescue stepped in. The rescue group picked Champ up Friday and transported him to their veterinarian team at Alicia Pet Care Center, where his medical needs are being further assessed, said Tiffany Norton.
Veterinarians say he will likely not suffer any long term medical problems from the shooting.
Norton says that Champ’s medical bills are adding up and her organization is asking for help to save pay them. Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is also looking for someone to adopt Champ after he recovers.
“It’s gonna be a really special person who’s gonna bring him into their home,” Norton said. “Really right now, we’re looking for someone with a big heart who wants to support Champ.”
To foster, adopt, or donate to Champ’s medical fund, visit the Coastal German Shepherd Rescue’s website.
Posted by John Woestendiek March 15th, 2010 under Muttsblog, videos.
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