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UPDATE: Boxer shot in leg recovering, needs a home

UPDATE: Doctors say surgery was a success Friday morning for Jag the two-year-old Boxer. He suffered from a gunshot wound to one of his back legs.

Doctors believe the surgically implanted rods in Jag's leg will enable him to stand on all four paws again.

Jag is still up for adoption, and the SPCA says so far, already 20 families want to make Jag their pet. Jag will stay under the vet's care over the weekend.

 


TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Jag is a two-year-old boxer that used to run and play like any other dog. But now, he doesn't get around as well as he used to.

 

That's because someone shot him.

After a tip to the SPCA, Jag was picked up and taken to a local veterinarian.

When Jag came in, he was on three legs. After a couple X-rays, the vet realized his leg had been shattered by a bullet.

"It was dangling, the leg, and it must have been there some time because the wound itself had closed up. He wasn't running a fever," says Dr. Mark Borah.

Doctors now think they can save his leg, and they think he'll make a full recovery.

Dr. Borah says with Jag's mellow temperament, he should adapt to surgically  implanted rods without too much trouble.

Debra Dobbs with the SPCA says Jag needs a home with a fence.

"He was allowed to run free, and they're going to roam. He was probably on someone's property more than likely, and was shot because of that. So, we're encouraging people to keep their animals fenced and safe," says Dobbs.

Elizabeth McNeil can't understand how anyone could shoot a dog.

"Either they have cruel intentions or it was an accident. Either way it was bad for the dog," McNeil expressed

But, what does Jag think is good for him? that would be cheese.

"He probably could eat that all day if he wanted to. He whines when you don't give him any," McNeil joked, "He won't give much problems to anybody."

Unless you hold back on his cheese.

Jag will have his surgery Friday morning. He is up for adoption.

You will need to contact the SPCA of East Texas.

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