New Zealand Dog News

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November 19, 2010

Shot dog gets new crack at rural life

CHOPPER the bull mastiff dog used as a slug gun target and left to die in a culvert last month, has a new home.

When the three-year-old dog was found at Matawai, he had been repeatedly shot, and was malnourished and underweight.

“There were pellets right through him . . . in his head, mouth, throat, all over,” says Gisborne SPCA animal welfare inspector Bernice David-Goodwin.

“He was terrified. He was not moving, was really wary and in a lot of discomfort.”

Ms David-Goodwin says he would have been in the culvert for five to seven days .MORE>>

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