YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County Dog Warden is getting a dog medical help after he was found with a bullet wound in his head.
A man found the dog in his shed around 2 p.m. Saturday on Burlington Avenue.
Mahoning County Dog Warden Dianne Fry thinks Bandit, as they named him, went into the shed to hide after being shot.
“I’m so glad the gentleman found him because he could have died,’ Fry said.
A vet believes he’s been suffering from the wounds for a few days. Bandit also has Lyme disease and is very skinny.
The bullet went through the soft tissue on the back of the dog’s head and out the side of his neck, Fry said.
“The last few days he’s had to be to the vets for heat support, IV fluids, antibiotics. So far, he’s tolerating everything really well and so far, he’s a nice dog,” Fry said.
The dog was taken to MedVet in Girard and then to Crago Veterinary Clinic for more treatment. Even though Bandit is not staying at the kennels, Fry said cases this severe put a strain on the dog warden’s already stretched resources.
“That’s a huge case we need or a run we need to keep open,” she said.
Fry encourages anyone who notices a stray to call the dog warden.
If you have any information on Bandi’s case, call Youngstown police.