Amal Andari’s attention was recently drawn to a stray puppy wandering on the side of the road just outside Beirut, Lebanon, as she and a companion were driving by. When they discovered a gaping wound on her skull, they realized she required immediate medical assistance of a more serious nature.
The small, ailing dog was rushed to a nearby veterinarian, where X-rays revealed that she had been shot dozens of times with a pellet gun, most likely by ‘fun-seeking’ adolescents, and was infected with parvovirus. Andari, a volunteer for the animal welfare organization Animals Lebanon, told The Dodo that the poisoning of homeless dogs is a disturbingly prevalent occurrence in her country.
Despite being injured and blinded as a result of her attack, the puppy, now named Bondok, remained determined to survive. Bondok is now on the mend and ready to find her special everlasting home – in or outside of Lebanon – after overcoming the initial 25% survival chance that was given to her.
Amal Andari was recently traveling near Beirut, Lebanon, when she spotted a stray puppy on the side of the road.
She had only stopped to give her some water when she noticed a severe head laceration.
After transporting the puppy to a nearby veterinarian, X-rays revealed a shocking discovery.
She had been shot dozens of times with a pellet gun, presumably by local adolescents “for fun.”
After her vicious attack, she was injured, blinded, and left to die, but she clung on.