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Published On: Thu, Mar 5th, 2015

Florida pit bull mix found shot, tied to railroad tracks

A young pit bull mix has made national headlines after the Tampa, Florida police found her shot and bleeding, tied to a set of railroad tracks in the city’s Sulphur Springs neighborhood on Wednesday.

Police confirmed that nearby residents called 911 after they heard someone fire a gun. The dog, Cabela, was hit by three shots, two to the neck and one to the shoulder.

Officers freed the pup from the tracks and rushed her to Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Center, where Dr. Jamie Davidson and staff stabilized and named her.

The gunshot wound to her right front leg was so serious, the limb will need to be amputated. Otheriwse, the vet claims she should be rehabilitated within a week, saying that “Dogs rebound quick,” said Davidson, adding Cabela is in great spirits.

“Really, after everything that this dog has gone through … she’s the sweetest,” she said. “I mean she’s not angry with people. She’s not growling. She’s been really really good.”

The cost of Cabela’s treatment will run several thousands dollars, but will be picked up by the clinic.

Once she’s healthy, Cabela will be spayed, vaccinated and set up for adoption, where she will be paired with a “good family,” Davidson said.

Tampa police find pit bull mix shot and barely alive  photo/ Tampa Police Department supplied

Tampa police find pit bull mix shot and barely alive photo/ Tampa Police Department supplied

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