Fletcher: Shot with a Bow and Arrow

Fletcher: Shot with a Bow and Arrow

There are no words. When you think you have seen the worst of the worst kind of abuse, there is yet another painful reminder that animal abuse hits every community.

Fletcher was purposely shot with a bow and arrow.This is not the first dog they have found like this in the county. These images are hard to look at, but it is Fletcher’s reality. As a community of animal lovers, we must demand authorities investigate and prosecute those who commit these heinous crimes.

Fletcher is now under the care of Dallas DogRRR, who is stretched thin with so many abused dogs they are caring for. But, they could not say 'no' to Fletcher. They could not look him in the eyes and turn away without help. Dallas DogRRR, along with all of us, must be his voice.

In a post to raise money for Fletcher, members of the community responded. These are the actual responses people left on the post:

“He had it coming. I live on the street and he terrorizes everyone walking on the street. He’s part of a dog pack and they gang up people.“
“If you walked past him in the street he would have tried to charge at you and scare you and bite you. He’s done it to me and to many others. He shouldn’t have been shot my an arrow. Maybe a bullet tho.”
Stray dogs pack together for survival. They can be scary and can be very dangerous. But, as rescuers point out, shooting an animal is not the solution, as there are traps and experts able to get them off of the streets.

Right now, all of us are focused on supporting Dallas DogRRR to get the care needed to save Fletcher. With every purchase of a tee, mug, blanket and piece of jewelry, we will donate to help fund Fletcher's medical care.

Recent Updates

Fletcher has arrived at Dallas DogRRR's vet and is having surgery. He is currently being treated with pain medication, IV fluids and antibiotics. The arrow went through his chest as well! We have seen pack dogs up close and yes they are scary, and worse yet, they can be dangerous! It just seems like a citizen in the town thinks it is ok to just pick them off one by one!  The comments on the post by the people in the town made my hair stand up and I felt sick to my stomach! 

There has to be a better way to help these dogs rather than spearing them with a bow and arrow, or putting a bullet in their head!  

Fletcher needs your support to help fund his surgery! Dallas DogRRR is looking at about $1,200-$1,500 dollars to cover the surgery.

Fletcher has had a successful surgery! Unfortunately, the surgeons had to remove his leg. He should heal quickly and begin rehabilitation and therapy. We are looking forward to the day he begin his next journey...one filled only with love. 

Fletcher was shot with an arrow and left for dead. It is a common occurrence in that small town he was found in.

Fletcher is all healed up and will be starting Heartworm treatment in the next few weeks. He is such a good boy and he loves everyone he meets.  

If you are interested in adopting, please apply at https://www.DallasDogRRR.org
 

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Dallas DogRRR is a group of dedicated, animal-loving volunteers who support the abandoned dogs of Dallas, Texas, by collecting supplies, paying vet bills, locating foster families, facilitating adoptions, and advocating for a more hopeful future. We are often seen even in the trenches of SE Dallas searching for and rescuing forgotten dogs.