Last Memorial Day weekend, a man was driving down a road in Linden, Tennessee, when he spotted an injured German Shepherd lying by the roadside. The pup looked severely wounded and was likely on the brink of death, so he immediately reached out to Country Road Animal Rescue, a non-profit rescue animal service in rural Waynesboro.
A volunteer from the organization rushed to the scene right away and drove the five-year-old canine, who was later named Max, to a vet clinic in Lewis County. After careful examination, the doctors revealed that he had been shot twice, once on the head and another on the back.
Unfortunately, the bullet on Max’s spine paralyzed him temporarily, and he had to undergo critical care and treatment. While he was receiving the medical attention he needed, Amanda Van Fleet, the rescue organization’s vice president, began digging into what happened to Max.
As it turned out, the poor canine was likely abandoned by the side of the road that fateful day. He was then found by some people doing target practice. According to the vet, the bullet pulled out of the pup was the same as those shell casings discovered in the area.
Amanda couldn’t help but feel devastated for Max, especially since his two injuries could have cost him his life had the volunteer failed to find him in time. Fortunately, the doctors did their best to fix the German Shepherd up, and a day later, he could finally stand up and eat on his own. They expected to make a full recovery soon enough.
The organization hoped to have him released from the hospital soon, so they could help him recover in their facility. They also began sharing his story on their social media pages. Surprisingly, several people had sent in their applications to adopt Max, along with some donations for his vet bills. Look at the brave canine here.
Country Road Animal Rescue in Wayne County is hoping to find out how Max, a German Shepard, was shot in the head and back. Max was temporarily paralyzed, but good news is he is expected to make a full recovery. It happened on May 29th on Old Hohenwald Rd. in Linden. @WKRN pic.twitter.com/ogJ1TvkEw7
— Julia Palazzo WKRN (@JuliaPalazzoTV) June 8, 2021
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