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Dog Miraculously Survives Gunshots

Bucky Is Seeking His New Family

The Humane Society of Central Oregon is seeking a special person or family for a dog who has experienced the unthinkable. Bucky, a three year old Australian Shepherd, miraculously survived being shot in the head and shoulders with four bullets. The previous owner of Bend, Oregon was arrested by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and cited with Animal abuse in the first degree on January 5, 2020.

Due to the trauma Bucky has experienced, the Humane Society of Central Oregon is looking for a compassionate person, or family, with patience and the ability to provide the support he needs.

“Bucky’s future needs to be an adult only home due to his past history and distressing experience. His new family should have experience in dog training and behavior modification,” stated Karen Burns, Vice President of Operations. Secure containment will ensure a safe transition for Bucky. The Humane Society of Central Oregon will determine the best placement for Bucky.

Interested adopters should complete an adoption questionnaire here or at the Humane Society of Central Oregon (61170 SE 27th St in Bend).

On December 11, 2019, two Good Samaritans found Bucky and brought him to the Bend Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Clinic. He was then transferred to the Humane Society of Central Oregon on December 12, 2019. Radiographs were taken to help diagnose a cause for reported limping. The radiographs revealed what appears to be four bullets.

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