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Poor Grizzly..Shot with a BB...

I haven't been on here for a while.. I've been super busy. But I did want to share this with all of you.

My 17 month old, 15 lb Grizzly was shot with a BB gun (probably an Air Rifle) while he was playing outside in his/my fenced in back yard. My dogs do not roam the neighborhood; they are ALWAYS locked in their yard for their safety and protection and to prevent a tragedy like this. The access to the yard where he was shot is very remotely accessed. I use to give them access to the back yard through a doggy door. Not anymore.. I'm so scared that my poor boys will be shot at again. Let me clarify I dont lock them outside, they had free indoor and outdoor access.

I woke up Sunday 4/10/2011 to find my dog 17 month old, 15 lb Grizzly bleeding and whimpering. I rushed him to the vet immediately and to my surprise someone HAD shot him. My Vet said if it hadnít been for his long hair, the BB would have traveled much deeper than the 2 inches it did. Fortunately the BB wrapped around and tangled into his hair before entering his body, which slowed it down. If he had short hair like my other 14 lb dog, it would have caused much more damage and the vet said at best requiring surgery, with the great possibility of death, due to internal injuries and perhaps a delayed diagnosis. Iím so lucky it didnít go deep enough to penetrate or damage any organs.

I have spoken to most of my neighbors, and they are just as upset as I. I have reported this to the authority's but me living in a rural area, and i have no proof of who did this, what they can do is limited also. I made poster's and flyer's mailed to all the neighbors telling them of what happened and posted them up around the neighborhood with pictures of his wound and the BB. I've talked to almost everyone and told them to please call if there is a problem and I will do what i can. But now I feel like my yard is so unsafe.. I've planted pants along the fence so that my dogs wont be tempted to bark , but these plants will take a few years to totally fill in.

I Just feel bad that they dont have free access to the yard.. They LOVE being outside. I have not gotten any information on who shot him, which is so sad to me, cause I was hoping it was an accident. I was hoping for more out of my neighors.. I was hoping to find out why...

I just want to reminded everyone that even if the dogs are fenced in you dont now how people are going to react. There are alot of CRAZY people out there. Becareful and make sure someone can't hurt them.

The important thing is both of my boy's are fine now.. Grizzly is afraid of gun shots now and growls whenever he hears them. But he is still happy and loves people. Now none of the animals have access outside with out me letting them out, even my cat.. and the piddle pads are back in the kitchen while i'm at work.. but I know he's safe and thats all that matters.

I've encluded some pics of the BB and the hair still wrapped around it, the wound.
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I just want to cry--and get my hands on whoever did this. I hope the neighbors are watchful because this is one mean person.

Kisses to Grizzly. I know you'll take great care of him.

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oh my god..that is just so horrible. What the heck is wrong with people??!!!
Glad he is ok!

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I can't even fathom this kind of mentality. It takes a very sick mind, if this was a deliberate act. I can imagine your fear. Sending hugs to Grizzly and you.

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gently rubs to Grizzly from me and Henry.
I hope the neighborhood will be safe, as best as it can be for those with pets.
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Oh my God, who would do such a thing to a little defenseless dog???? I'm glad to hear Grizzly will be ok and it's amazing that he's not afraid of the yard, people, etc after that experience.

I'm so sorry, I can't imagine what it's like not to feel safe in your own yard.

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I am so glad your Grizzly is OK! That is horrible! There are some really scary people out there. Earlier this month, in SW Washington, some teenagers were arrested for shooting animals with a .22-caliber rifle while 'joyriding'. When questioned, one of the teens admitted to 10 cats that evening, and 50 cats, 2 dogs and a deer in the previous couple of months. They say 100 cats have been victimized and possibly up to 200. These were 16 and 17 year old kids.

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I am so sorry about Grizzly and am glad that he is doing well.

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Thank you everyone. Grizzly is doing awesome .. happy.. loves it outside but doesn't hang out on the fence line as much. He also doesn't bark as much. While outside. I've lived here for 20+ years since I was a kid. I know all the neighbors but 1.. so sad... I have my suspicions but no proof. My back yard is not really visible by the road . Three neighbors but up against it. So its a hard situation to not let effect my relationship with my neighbors.

I still hope this was an accident.. maybe stray bb but not probable with the way the yard is layed out and were he was shot. He was hit abt an inch from his back bone. It sickens me that someone would purposefuly hurt someone elsewhere pet.. also a 15 lb dog, so small.

I'm just glad hes doing ok.. and so greatful the bb was tangled in his hair first before entering his body. .. it truely saved his life. And I'm glad my other dog cooper wasn't shot cause his hairs so short he probably would of been so hurt really bad.

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