A 3-year-old Australian Shepherd who miraculously survived being shot in the head and shoulder with four bullets is up for adoption in Bend.
Bucky was shot in the head and shoulders by his previous owner, Dylan Breslin, sometime in early December. Good samaritans found Bucky and brought him to the Bend Veterinary Speciality and Emergency Clinic.
On December 12th, Bucky was taken to the Humane Society where radiographs were taken to help diagnose a cause for his limping. The radiographs revealed what appear to be four bullets, according to the Humane Society.
Breslin was arrested earlier this month and cited for first-degree animal abuse.
The trauma Bucky experienced means he’s looking for a very specific forever home with someone who is compassionate and patient and able to provide the ongoing support he needs.
“Bucky’s future needs to be an adult-only home due to his past history and distressing experience. His new family should have experience in dog training and behavior modification,” said Karen Burns, Vice President of Operations for the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
Secure containment will ensure a safe transition for Bucky.
The Humane Society of Central Oregon will determine the best placement for Bucky.
Interested adopters should complete an adoption questionnaire which can be found at hsco.org or at the Humane Society of Central Oregon (61170 SE 27th St in Bend).