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Nassau SPCA: German Shepard struck by stray bullet undergoes surgery

According to police, the dog named Zeus was struck by a stray bullet on July 16 at 4:30 a.m.

News 12 Staff

Jul 25, 2022, 10:20 AM

Updated 697 days ago


A German Shepard struck by a stray bullet earlier this month underwent surgery today and will require another to save his limb.
The incident happened at the intersection of Mirin and Park avenues in Roosevelt.
Zeus’ owner knew something was wrong when his 5-year-old pup began whimpering and limping during an early morning walk in the neighborhood.
The SPCA told News 12 that he didn’t know his dog had been shot. The owner rushed the dog to the vet only to learn Zeus may lose his leg.
Detective Gary Rodgers says the SPCA is “stepping up to the plate” and paying the $10,000 bill for the needed surgery, since the owner could not afford it. They are asking the public to help.
Anyone willing to donate can do so on the Nassau SPCA website.
“If we are successful with this, he should be happy, healthy and fully functional,” said Rodgers. “He won't be able to flex and extend his wrist, but he will walk on it full-weight bearing.”
The SPCA is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information about the shooting. It also told News 12 that it is encouraging people to report all animal cruelty crimes by calling 516-THE-SPCA (843-7722).

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