Last month ( Jan 2012 ) - the Goofy Dog Pitbull rescue card raised money that was split donated between two Pit Bull rescues, one of them being Rugaz Rescue in Tampa.
The reason I picked Rugaz Rescue for January is because of the amazing work they do (pulling, transporting, caring and finding homes for an almost unbelievable number of dogs each month in the Tampa area). Also, because Florida is my home state. The donation went to their “Guardian Angels” for dogs needed extra/extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
Rugaz Rescue has picked up a dog this month who was in a pretty scrappy state who is called Dallas. After checkup and treatment for typical rescue aliments, Dallas’s face was still a little wonky. A vet ultrasound found some buckshot* in the dog’s nasal cavity (as seen in the image above).
Dallas is part of the “Guardian Angels” now, but needs surgery to remove the shotgun buckshot from his face. It’s not a gruesome visually as it reads, so the following link is safe for the squeamish (I certain am!). Please share his chip-in page and story with others.
**Buckshot, for those not familiar with all those guns & ammo magazines at your dentist’s office, refers to metal shot used in a larger type of shotgun shell. It is ammunition used commonly for deer and game hunting. Unlike a typical hand gun or rifle (which is mostly precision based shooting) - a shotgun shell blast is spread out to compensate for erratic animal movement. I grew up around guns (see Dad, I was paying attention!) and find details of this story.. pretty much jaw-dropping.