Dog shot in head, abandoned now recovering

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Beefcakes (Photo: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Facebook)

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- A dog shot in the head and left for dead; people caring for the dog at the Longmont Humane Society have nicknamed him Beefcakes.

His story of survival is nothing short of a miracle.

New details on the extent of Beefcakes’ injuries tonight from the Longmont Humane Society.

“We did xrays and determined it was indeed a bullet wound from a close range gun shot, from the top of his head with a bullet lodged in his jaw,” said Rhea Moriarity, with the Longmont Humane Society.

The xray shows where the bullet entered and where it's currently lodged.

The bloody wound on his head -- a scar he'll likely keep for life.

“That bullet missed vital areas by millimeters,” said Moriarity. “His jaw is shattered and broken in several different places.”

On Tuesday, a person driving near U.S. 36 and St Vrain road noticed the stray dog, who was badly injured.

A sheriff's deputy quickly got it some help.

For those at the Humane Society, finding the right words is tough.

“Just stunning to me that this could happen to such a sweet dog,” said Moriarity.

The ones caring for the dog named him Beefcakes.

“He is a lovely dog, he's friendly, he's calm,” said Moriarity.

In due time, he hopes to find a forever home.

The Longmont Humane Society started a Love Animals fund page to help provide the lifesaving surgery Beefcakes needs.

Meanwhile, investigators track down the person responsible for harming Beefcakes.

A report to deputies said that a two door, red pickup truck was seen driving away from a parking lot in the area where the dog was found seriously injured. The Sheriff's Office asked the public for any information about the driver of the red truck or about the dog's injuries.





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