Dog shot and left for dead in search of home for holidays

Dog shot and left for dead in search of home for holidays

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Missy was shot in the eye and left for dead in November. Missy was shot in the eye and left for dead in November.
Pam Crays is fostering Missy and says she is a very sweet dog. Pam Crays is fostering Missy and says she is a very sweet dog.
Her foster mom says she is good with other dogs, too. Her foster mom says she is good with other dogs, too.
Missy loves attention and is in need of a forever home this holiday season. Missy loves attention and is in need of a forever home this holiday season.

By ALEXIS ZOTOS
6 News Reporter

MADISONVILLE (WATE) -  A dog shot in the eye and left for dead in Monroe County is in need of a home for Christmas.

Monroe County Animal Shelter officials say Missy, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was found on the side of the road on November 20 after Animal Control received an anonymous call.

Nearly a month later, decked in her Christmas collar, Missy's recovery is somewhat of a miracle.

"To see her today you would never even know she's the same dog," explained Pam Crays, who is fostering Missy.

Just last week, Missy underwent surgery and little pink stitches sew up where her eye used to be.

"As you can see, her eye was removed and the bullet was removed from the side of her neck," Crays said petting the dog's wound.

Despite the horrible ordeal, Crays says it hasn't affected Missy's demeanor.

"She's just a sweetheart, she loves pets, she loves hugs and she loves hearing she's a good girl," Crays said.

Missy's surgeries are paid for by the Monroe County Animal Shelter's Second Chance Pals program, which is devoted to older and special needs animals. Because of the extent of her injuries, the shelter is in need of help.

"Her eye surgery alone was already over $400 so we have created a fundraising initiative for her because she will need to be spayed, she needs dental work and a couple other medical things before she is adoptable," explained shelter employee Liz Sneed.

Once Missy's surgeries are complete, which should take around two months, she will need a forever home.

Animal Control says they have no leads as to who might have shot the dog.

Sneed says apart from the gunshot wound, Missy was in good shape. Right now, she is looking on the bright side and is grateful Missy is alive and safe this holiday season.

To donate to Missy's fund go to Second Chance Pals website. 

If you are interested in adopting Missy you can call the Monroe County Animal Shelter at (423) 442-1015. Remember, because of her surgeries, Missy won't be available for adoption for another few months.

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