Dog found shot is released from animal hospital

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The dog who was found on the Viejas reservation
earlier this week with a bullet wound to his torso was released from an animal
hospital and arrived at the County Animal Services shelter in San Diego Friday.

Chance, a retriever-mix, was found conscious and wounded Monday by a
woman who spotted the animal from her car. A single bullet had been fired
through his torso, according to the county Department of Animal Services.
County Animal Services personnel rushed Chance to the VCA emergency
animal hospital in Mission Valley, where he was given intravenous fluids and
medication and was kept in an oxygen chamber, Department of Animal Services
representative Dan DeSousa said.

Chance's condition has improved throughout the week, he said.

The dog's owner relinquished Chance to Animal Services, which is
providing care through the all-donation “Spirit Fund,” DeSousa said.

Chance was moved to the shelter, where X-rays showed improvement in the
dog's lungs and his prognosis good, DeSousa said.

Applications for Chance's adoption are now being accepted. Applications
can be obtained at

Animal Services has begun an investigation into the shooting.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information
leading to an arrest in the case. San Diego Animal Advocates is offering an
additional reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and a

Anyone with information on the identity or the location of whoever was
responsible for the shooting is urged to call San Diego County Animal Services
at (619) 236-2341 or contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or online at

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