Pit bull shot in face found near Slater

1 month 3 days 7 hours ago Sunday, October 14 2018 Oct 14, 2018 Sunday, October 14, 2018 8:26:00 PM CDT October 14, 2018 in News
By: CNN

SLATER - Gloria is a 2-year-old pit bull who was found near Slater, Missouri after someone shot her in the face.

It’s an upsetting story that will anger any animal lover.

However, after Unleashed Pet Rescue picked her up earlier this week, they knew they had to help.

Veterinarians at the BluePearl Emergency Veterinary & Specialty Animal Hospital said she was shot several days ago. Her x-ray shows a number of pellets in her face.

Danielle Reno, the owner of Unleashed Pet Rescue, said she has seen a lot while rescuing dogs, but that seeing the wounds on Gloria shocked her.

“Nothing ever prepares you to see a hole in the side of a dog's face,” she said. “It went in. It took her cheek off, basically, and it went through her mouth and into her other cheek.”

“She had to have been like that for at least a week,” Reno said. “A lot of the tissue was necrotic and full of infection and falling, falling off of her face. So, she has been like that for a while.”

Two specialists at BluePearl are working on her over the weekend, and it will take weeks for her to recover from the surgery.

“They weren’t sure if she was going to make it,” said Reno. “They weren’t sure if they could repair the hole in her face. She was stable -- as in she was eating, drinking, and in good spirits -- but they were worried the infection could get septic.”

Reno drove more than three hours round-trip to pick up Gloria on Friday night and immediately took her to BluePearl.

Despite everything, "she was still willing to give kisses with a big hole in the side of her face," according to Reno.

Between now and her surgery on Tuesday, it will cost Unleashed about $3,000 to take care of her.

They said any donations are appreciated.

Reno wants to know why Gloria was shot. "It's inexcusable," she said. "Don't put me in the same room with the person who did this."

The police are looking for who shot Gloria.

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