A three-year-old dog was rescued yesterday and saved after a painstaking surgery to remove the arrow with which he had been shot through the head.
The dog, now named Big Black, was found at noon on May 18 in the 798 arts district of Beijing, The People’s Daily Online reports.
The canine was immediately taken to an animal hospital where the arrow was removed. At present it is unknown who had shot the animal.
The dog was seen in the 798 district of Beijing on May 18 with an arrow through his head.
Here is the video:
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According to a vet, Big Black had a lucky escape with the arrow missing his brain.
The People’s Daily reports that the arrow was 27 inches long. According to one witness, the dog looked terrified and had messy fur. Another witness told local reporters:
It had an arrow through its head from the upper left to the ear. The body showed no traces of blood.
Yet another witness said she saw a pedestrian trying to save the dog and cover him with a quilt but he seemed frightened.
The witness added that the dog kept rubbing his head, trying to get rid of the arrow.
Passersby spotted the dog and called on a local animal hospital to come and help.
Here are the video’s highlights:
The arrow measured 27 inches long and the dog was seen trying to shake it off.
Police and ambulance personnel rushed to the scene after an eyewitness named Ms. Yin saw the dog. She said:
Beijing Jiuxianqiao Animal Hospital sent out three veterinary doctors with injections and a collar.
Eventually the canine was taken to hospital.
People have now set up fundraising for the animal and are looking for a home for the dog.
Many people online have been angered by the story calling on police to investigate who is behind the act.
Dr. Liu from the animal hospital treated the dog. He said:
The arrow went above its eyes and through the external auditory canal. The injury is very serious however fortunately it did not hit the brain.
The tip of the arrow was metal while the shaft was plastic. The hospital first took the arrow out during surgery on the 18th and then inserted a drainage tube in the wound.
The dog was also treated with antibiotics to control the infection and was put in a cone collar to prevent any extra infection.
A fundraising group have already gathered together 10,000 yuan (£1,044) to help the dog.
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