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Oklahoma Alliance for Animals seeks justice for dog shot in the face

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 10:23:17-05

TULSA, Okla. — A dog named Thor is proving to be as strong as the mythological god he is named after because he survived taking a bullet to the face.

Now, the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is caring for him and waiting to hold the shooter accountable.

OAA Executive Director Erin Shackelford said, “One of the vets said he was as lucky as a dog shot in the head could be because the bullet went in between his eyes and through his mouth.”

Thor was taken to an emergency clinic in a trash bag. The person who brought him said Thor was hit by a car.

“We realized that Thor had not been hit by a car. He had a bullet wound next to his right eye. It went through the roof of his mouth and out the bottom of his lower jaw,” Shackelford said.

They also found out Thor was adopted out of a rural shelter. He ended up not fitting in with his new owner because of allergies. So, the owner posted him on Craigslist. Thor was in another new home by the end of December.

“We later found out that the individual he was rehomed to was the individual that took him to the vet and claimed he was a stray that had been hit by a car," Shackelford said. "I contacted the county sheriff that is over the jurisdiction of the area where the individual lives. They’re still in the process of making contact.”

Thor was released from the vet on Wednesday and taken to a foster home. Donations are being accepted for his care and can be submitted online to the OAA.


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