Dog Shot In The Eye, Rescue Group Trying To Find Permanent Home

By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
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Second Chance

  • One-year-old Catahoula
  • Shot in left eye, abdomen
  • Needs surgery to remove eye
  • Donate: or 979-836-2472
  • Tips: Burleson County S.O. 979-567-4343

CALDWELL – A dog that was shot multiple times and left for dead is getting a second chance.

A one-year-old Catahoula, named Chance, wandered up to a family's property in Caldwell on Friday. He had what appeared to be a gunshot wound in the head and a severely swollen left eye. The family called the Burleson County Sheriff's Office, shelters and rescues, pleading for someone to help save the dog.

True Blue Animal Rescue accepted Chance into their foster program. They sent him to the Brenham Veterinary Hospital for treatment.

Dr. Lee Panko determined the bullet went through Chance's left eye and out the back of his head. The eye is severely infected and will have to be removed once the infection clears up. But his brain did not suffer any damage.

Dr. Panko also discovered a second wound. It looks as though someone held a BB gun to Chance's abdomen and shot him. Chance's tail was also poorly removed. There is no nub or tail bone left at all.

Chance was able to leave the vet office and go to his foster home Sunday, where he will be on pain medication and antibiotics for two weeks. Once the infection is gone, his left eye will be surgically removed.

Chance's medical bills will be extensive. If you can donate toward his medical care, please go to to send a donation through PayPal. You can also mail a check to TBAR or call the Brenham Vet Hospital at (979) 836-2472 and ask to make a donation to TBAR's Chance.

An animal cruelty case has been opened for Chance with Deputy Canterberry of the Burleson County Sheriff's Office. If anyone has any information or witnessed Chance's abuse, please call 979-567-4343.

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