Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Miracle Dog Survives Three Gunshots to Head, Two Days in Wilderness

Animal lovers in New Zealand are celebrating the story of Been, a dog shot in the head three times and left for dead. A pig hunter happened upon the dog in the Wairau Valleyand and contacted rescuers, who said the injured dog survived at least two days in the wilderness after sustaining three closely spaced gunshot wounds to the skull - indicating an intentional shooting. Been was also more than twenty pounds underweight when found, but is recovering nicely and is packing on pounds in his new home.


                                                                        Photo: Colin Smith


An employee of the Nelson SPCA fell in love with Been while caring for him during the recovery process, eventually adopting him. He is deaf; a condition his new owner, Jaine Reynolds believes to be hereditary, and not the result of injury. Been is now passing his days in the Reynolds home with Max, (the family pooch) and two adult cats, and is currently helping to care for four kittens rejected by their mother. According to Reynolds, Been waits for the cats to be fed before bathing each of them and tucking them into a basket to sleep with him.

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19 comments:

  1. Glad to hear there was a happy ending. Such a lovely photograph! Your blog is always so very interesting.

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  2. Another horror story - but thankfully with a good ending. Thank goodness for the goodness of some people.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  3. The poor little dog, glad he has a home!

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  4. aweeee... see not all doggies are anti-feline! so good for him. sigh.

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  5. finally, a happy ending! thanks for sharing!

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  7. these sadly true stories break my heart and make me wonder about what kinda humans we have in this world.

    xxJeannie xxx

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  8. Thank God he has a home. Such a sad story.

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  9. I LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS! YAY for Been!

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  10. I'm so glad that Been now has a home where he's loved and cared for as he deserves.

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  11. I'm so glad he wound up in the place he was meant to be!

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  12. Your blog makes me cry these days!

    That's such an adorable picture of a big dog and 2 small kittens.

    I'm so glad this story had a happy ending!

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  13. Sweet Been....what an incredible story! :)

    Nala & Amber

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  14. I hope one of those bullets ricocheted and took out the shooter.

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  15. What a wonderful happy ending! I love happy endings, but what guy doesn't!

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  16. Oh Been. If only stoopid hoomans could be so caring and understanding as you. You are an inspiration to all of us. Thanks for a wonderful story.

    Teary eyed,

    Oz and Zozo

    PS. We LOVE our hoomans

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  17. What a sad story with a wonderful happy ending!! That is an adorable picture with the kittens on the dear dog!!!

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  18. Glad there's a happy ending to this one. He deserves a great home and he seems to be an amazing dog! :)

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