A five-year-old Bull Terrier who was shot in the heart while he was trying to save his owner from harm, has survived and is currently on his way to recovery.
The pooch spent three weeks in the intensive care unit of a veterinary hospital. The pooch is supposed to pay another visit to the veterinary hospital to make sure that everything is fine with him.
Two armed men confronted the owners of the pooch Natalie Gomez and Felipe Sinisterra while they were walking their Bull Terrier named Billy near their west Philadelphia house. Billy immediately sensed the dangerous situation and started barking.
The goons opened fire and then escaped the scene by getting in a waiting car. The bullet pierced the dog’s heart and injured the diaphragm, lungs, stomach, liver, and spleen. A police officer reached the site and helped the owners take the dog to a veterinary hospital. Emergency staff at the hospital acted promptly and resuscitated and stabilized the dog.
Billy lost almost a third of his total blood volume while he was undergoing his first surgery. The veterinary surgeon said that the dog was hit hard by the bullet. Portions of the organs that were hit by the bullet had to be amputated during the surgery, and then a similar second operation was performed after some time.
The surgeon said that the life of the dog was saved because of the teamwork shown by the staff at the hospital. Thirty of the staff members worked day and night to bring the pooch back towards normalcy.
Sinisterra was extremely grateful to the staff at the hospital for saving the life of his pooch. Sinisterra told reporters that the dog was a part of his family, and the team at the hospital did a fantastic job in caring for the pooch and giving him a second life.
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