HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A dog with two gunshot wounds in the head is recovering thanks to rescuers and a team of veterinarians in Hillsborough County.
Animal control says a good Samaritan called them early Saturday morning after they saw an injured yellow lab, now named Dexter, wandering around Plant City. Animal control rushed Dexter to Blue Pearl Vet Hospital in Brandon.
"He was in pretty rough shape. He had multiple bullet wounds and it was pretty painful," Blue Pearl Veterinarian Dr. Nancy Pesses said.
X-rays showed bullet fragments still inside of Dexter's head and two large bullet wounds among many other injuries.
"It's inexcusable to do something like that to a dog that can’t defend himself," Sooz Woolley of Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida said.