Golden retriever shot, injured in Hickman Co.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A golden retriever that was shot after being deserted in Hickman County is now recovering in Nashville many thanks to the enable of volunteers.

The pet, now named Sunny, was identified before this week in Hickman County.

In accordance to Undertake a Golden Nashville, witnesses noticed the pet dog currently being dumped from a auto. People today who dwell in the space tried out to capture her, but as you can think about, she was fearful.

The dog wandered on to someone’s residence and was shot. Thankfully, some children were being able to wrangle her and get her some enable.

The Hickman Humane Society bought in touch with Adopt a Golden Nashville to get Sunny some a great deal-essential support.

Sunny went into surgical procedure Thursday evening for her accidents from the capturing. The medical procedures was a achievements. Medical doctors have been in a position to save her leg.

“The vet claimed she is in great ailment, apart from becoming skinny and whole of worms and ticks,” mentioned Sarah Zink from Adopt a Golden Nashville. “Her worst times are guiding her. Almost everything is brighter and brighter going forward.”

Sunny is expected to make a whole restoration. She will continue to be at her foster house until eventually she is ready to be adopted into a permanently household.

There is at this time no animal shelter or animal handle officers in Hickman County. When an animal is discovered roaming or hurt, volunteers have to answer to assist.

Officers from nonprofit team Shelter Mates of Hickman County claimed they are seeing far more neglected animals throughout the county, and which is why they are increasing funds to make the county’s very first animal shelter. In addition, a overall of 4 dogs have been shot in the county this 12 months.

“I really don’t know if it’s the tail conclude of COVID, or wherever we are economically ideal now, but the selection of animals dumped or neglected is astronomical proper now,” stated Becki Bates, president of Shelter Friends of Hickman County.

Shelter Good friends of Hickman County has by now raised $80,000 and secured a site for the shelter, but Bates reported fundraising will continue on right up until the shelter is built. The county has agreed to retain the services of an animal management officer and choose above the functions of the shelter at the time it is crafted.

“Our county requirements a construction, a shelter, where men and women can arrive and feel safe leaving their pet or adopting a pet,” explained Bates.

To make a donation to the future Hickman County animal shelter you can stop by or / Checks can also be mailed to PO Box 111, Centerville, TN 37033-0111.

Adopt a Golden Nashville is also taking donations to go towards Sunny’s vet bills. Click on below if you’d like to donate.