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This Dog Was Shot 18 Times With A BB Gun, But He Pulled Through In The Best Way

Universe, meet Brody. He’s an 8-week-old puppy from Rock Hill, South Carolina, and he’s basically the cutest.

While it’s not obvious in the image above, Brody’s life recently hung in the balance after he endured being shot 18 times with a BB gun. He was rushed to a local animal hospital when a maintenance worker at an apartment complex noticed that the dog was bleeding heavily from several open wounds.

Earlier that day, the employee saw that a fairly large group of teens had been playing with the dog. That’s what he thought at the time, at least. After seeing what Brody had been through, however, he came to the horrifying conclusion that the adolescents were taunting and abusing the animal for their own amusement.

The kind folks at Ebenezer Animal Hospital whisked Brody away to assess his condition.

Frankly, they were disgusted by what they saw. “There is no doubt that this is one of the worst acts I’ve ever seen,” Dr. Jay Hreiz explained to a local news outlet. Although the pellets fortunately didn’t cause damage to any vital organs, the dog was shaken up and terrified. He lost a lot of blood after the attack, but doctors knew that the determined little guy would pull through.

Because putting puppies under general anesthesia at such a young age is risky, vets decided to forgo removing the pellets. “He’s really young, so he has a remarkable ability to heal at his age. Brody may be able to live a healthy, normal life with all those BBs in him,” Dr. Hreiz said. He will, of course, be monitored closely over the course of his life to ensure that he’s still in good shape.

As of now, Brody is convalescing, and his wounds are healing nicely. All he has to do at this point is get plenty of rest.

Thanks to a non-profit organization called Project Safe Pet, Brody has already found a forever home! It will take him a little while to start trusting humans, but given what he’s been through, that’s totally okay.

(via Huffington Post)

A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old have been arrested in connection with the crime, and police are confident that the two will be convicted. After going through something immeasurably awful, little Brody managed to walk away with a new family that will always keep him safe, and some well-deserved justice.

Rescuers Drove Into A Forest To Rescue This Poor, Scared Pup And Make A Human’s Day

When the Fourth of July rolls around, cities and towns across the U.S. set off insane fireworks shows. While they’re pretty to us, dogs and cats tend to find these displays terrifying.

That’s when an elderly dog named Rocky took off into the forest, getting lost in the wilderness. His owner grew incredibly worried and didn’t know if he’d ever see his best friend again. That’s when a stranger noticed something moving in the woods and performed an act that makes him a hero in our book.

After the Conway Area Humane Society posted a photo of the pup online, a family member of his owner spotted him and immediately reached out. Fortunately, Rocky and his dad were reunited!

Police Officers Rescue The Unlikeliest Creature From A Dumpster. And Then Adopt Her!

There are plenty of stories about fire fighters and police officers being called to rescue cats stuck in trees, but when officials in Fairfield Township, Ohio, got a call about a potbelly pig that was stuck in a dumpster, they were stunned.

The pig had gotten into the dumpster after two teens got tired of carrying it down a road and decided to take a break. Not wanting their pig to run away, the teens decided to put the animal into a nearby dumpster. They later found out that this probably wasn’t such a great idea. They simply couldn’t get the pig back out and had to call 911. After police and an animal rescue group got it out, the teens admitted that caring for it was too much, and they ultimately gave it up for adoption. Fortunately, a kind police officer gave the pig a loving home.

You should always be very careful about taking in an animal that you might not be able to care for. Sure, potbelly pigs are cute, smart, kind creatures — but they also grow up to be a lot larger than most people realize.