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Puppy has long road to recovery after being shot at close range

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 17:52:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — We're learning more about the dog shot and left for dead in Liberty County.

Everett was found in Liberty County two weeks ago. His front leg was completely severed and bullet fragments severely injured a back leg.

He continues to receive treatment at Buck Lake Animal Hospital.

"Somebody knows who did this to this puppy. The National Human Society is offering a $5,000 reward leading to the conviction and arrest of a suspect," said Lisa Glunt, Executive Director of Leon County Humane Society.

If you have any information call the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (850) 643-2235.

The Leon County Humane Society and Liberty County Sheriff's Office are asking for information regarding the treatment of a puppy after he was shot at close range.

Late Monday, the Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) was contacted about an injured dog seeking shelter at a school yard in Liberty County. An LCHS volunteer made the trip to Liberty County to locate the dog and brought him back to Leon County.

The puppy, now named Everett, had been shot at close range, completely severing his front leg while several bullet fragments severely injured a back leg. Everett is receiving emergency medical care at Buck Lake Animal Hospital and fighting for his life.

He was bright and alert Thursday morning but his red blood cell count was very low, so he had to be taken to get a blood transfusion.

"I think we've all really come together as a team for Everett" said Dr. Blair Anderson, veterinarian and owner of Buck Lake Animal Hospital. "We're doing everything we possibly can around the clock to make sure he's O.K. He's got a lot of love, a lot of support, a lot of kisses. We're just hoping and praying he can pull through this."

Everett is expected to make a fully recover with the help of antibiotics and as his therapy continues.

The Humane Society of the United States is now offering a $5,000 reward for info leading to an arrest.

LCHS said someone is already in line for fostering Everett, but they have no clue when he will get to leave the vet. Anyone seeking to contribute financially to Everett’s care can do so by clicking here.

LCHS is asking anyone with information about this vicious crime to contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 643-2235.