DOG SHOT & HIT BY CAR LIVES
The Parque de Terra Nova shelter in Northern Portugal receives countless pleas for help on a daily basis, and while they aren't able to respond to them all, there was one call in January that they could not ignore. Shelter employees rushed to a highway where a dog had been run over. They were happy to see that the Shih Tzu mix was still breathing, but things did not look good. He had blood streaks all over his body, his hair was tangled, his leg was dangling and blood was coming out of his head and eyes. They immediately took the injured dog to the vet. The vet found eight lead pellets in his head — one which destroyed his eyeball and the others embedded in his skull. The poor dog had been shot eight times and hit by a car, yet was still alive. The vet also determined that the dog was 15 years old. However, in spite of everything, Zarigum the dog dodged death and is back in good health.