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Amazing Dog Walks to Comfort Guardian after a Bullet to the Head

Posted October 07, 2015 in A Pet's Life

Anubis the dog amazingly survived after being shot in the head during a Monday burglary in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to Avianne Tan of ABC News. What’s even more amazing? The gunshot wound wasn’t enough to keep Anubis off his feet. Anubis, The 5-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback is currently being treated at one of BluePearl’s emergency veterinary clinics. Watch the very moving video below for a glimpse of Anubis’ recovery.

The burglary
According to Tan, Chris Watson, pet parent to Anubis left for work like any other day, but came home to a destroyed house and then discovered something even worse. Watson told ABC News, “I tried calling out for Anubis, but he didn’t answer, so I called the police, and the K9 unit went in for me because I was too shaken up. Sure enough, Anubis came around the corner, and when he saw me, he immediately came over and put his head to my lap. That’s when I realized he was bleeding.”

Police saw a bullet hole in the dog’s scalp, and Anubis was taken to the veterinarian for further care, says Tan.

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Tori has more than 2 years of experience in the pet health industry and is junior editor of IDEXX’s Pet Health Network team.

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