JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A dog that was found shot on the Northside had surgery Friday in Orange Park. The 10-month-old Doberman-German shepherd mix was being cared for by Animal Care & Protective Services.
The dog, named Gunner by the veterinary office staff, had part of its front leg shattered by the bullet, and had to have the leg amputated. ACPS said it was notified that the bullet went straight through the leg, so it would have never been functional again. Affiliated Veterinary Services in Orange Park performed the surgery. Gunner is doing well and will stay at the vet until at least Monday.
The dog was found Wednesday near Dunn Avenue and I-295. No one has been arrested.Animal Care is working with the local veterinary community to pay for the dog's surgery. Costs will likely be in the thousands of dollars. Anyone wishing to make donations for the dog’s care can contact Friends of Jacksonville Animals @ http://www.friendsofjaxanimals.com/
or ACPS (in person). Please specify that your donation is for this dog.