Orion was shot in the head and leg.
Posted by The Arrow Fund on Monday, February 4, 2019
We have created these animal saving products to save a dog shot in the head and leg. A witness heard two gunshots and then found this poor boy. She contacted the police but they were unable to help. So our partners at The Arrow Fund were contacted and immediately rushed to the scene.
They found a dog who had a gunshot wound to the head and to one of his legs. The dog, now named Orion, was rushed to the emergency vet for life saving care. First he was sedated and stabilized. The damage is too great to save the eye as a piece of buckshot went directly into his iris causing an iris prolapse.
Orion will have his eye removed and reconstructive surgery around the eye performed. A sample of tissue in the wound will be cultured due to this being such a dirty wound.
The second shot hit his front left leg with buckshot spray is throughout. Amputation is a possibility as he is completely lame in that leg.
This boy is being kept comfortable. He is on IV pain medication, antibiotics, and fluids. The coward who did this will most likely go unpunished as he was found as a stray.
UPDATE The first picture shows Orion post op. The other two pictures were before the surgery. His eye was removed and surrounding tissue was repaired. He is on IV pain medication, antibiotics, and fluids. We are hoping with time Orion will start to put weight on his leg. He is still at Blue Pearl in recovery.We are so thankful we were able to say yes to Orion. He needed our help so bad.
The cost of Orion’s emergency care will be high and TAF needs your support. We have created the animal saving products you see below to help raise the funds to cover his eye removal, reconstructive surgery and 24 hour care.
The Arrow Fund
The Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. By highlighting these cases, we strive to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the need to strengthen Kentuckiana's animal welfare laws.