CONROE, Texas – A dog is being treated for gunshot wounds in Conroe after a shocking case of animal cruelty.
Someone shot the dog several times in the face with a shotgun, tied it up in a garbage bag and left it for dead.
Someone spotted the trash bag moving on Bulldog Lane in Conroe Saturday morning. They ripped it open and the bloody dog stumbled out and collapsed.
Tami Augustyn took the dog to an emergency clinic where veterinarians discovered buckshot lodged in both eyes, his mouth, gums, shoulders and neck.
They’re calling the mixed breed dog Buck and say he’s making a remarkable recovery.
Vets say Buck’s prognosis is good, but the injuries to his eyes may cause permanent blindness.
This isn’t the first time Augustyn has rescued a dog in trouble.
"Dogs love unconditionally. You’ll never find anyone or anything that loves you like a dog. Why would you injure something like that? I don’t understand," she told Montgomery County Police Reporter Scott Engle.
Augustyn said Buck’s medical bills will likely top $5,000 and she’s trying to raise money to help pay for them.
A Facebook page has been set up for donations and to follow Buck’s progress.
You can also donate to the Animal Emergency Clinic by calling 936-539-3800 or through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery County Police Reporter Scott Engle contributed to this report.