SOS! EMERGENCY! SHADOW IS AT VMSG!

SOS! EMERGENCY! SHADOW IS AT VMSG – He’s been SHOT by police!

Just turned my phone back on this morning at 5:00 am, and got a frantic message from Tina (Bella and Shadow’s mom) that the police rolled up on their campsite last night. Frightened the dogs, and Shadow bit one of the policemen and was SHOT!

He is alive and at VMSG, headed for the shelter this morning and will be in quarantine because of the bite.

The bullet shattered in his chest. They can’t operate on that, so it’s something he will have to live with if indeed he does live and isn’t euthanized. He’s the sweetest boy and was just doing his job protecting his people because he felt there was some measure of threat to them. This is why my old neighbor’s dog was shot and killed in his own damn yard!

I don’t know what the bill at VMSG is going to be, but I begged them to give him whatever treatment he needed at this point and I would raise the money to cover it. I reminded them about Buddy’s amputation last year, and that I paid all the back vet bills, etc. They remembered him.

They won’t let me visit Shadow, so I will contact the shelter later this morning after they pick him up. Probably around 9:00 is what I was told.

I’m SICK about this! I just took this dog to the vet at 5:00 for his ear and rash. He was a perfect angel, letting Dr. Donnalee poke and prod him everywhere, and then gave her kisses. He spent the rest of the time in my lap with his head cradled in my arms. Big baby.

I will post an update later this morning when I have more details. Trying to get hold of Tina this morning with no luck so far.