A dog in Kentucky who was shot between the eyes with an arrow is now recovering in Minnesota.
The shocking story was first revealed on social media by Secondhand Hounds, showing a dog with an arrow sticking out of his head. The arrow, which was more than a foot long, penetrated so deep that at first they thought a pen had been lodged into his face.
"He doesn’t have a name, but he sure as hell has a story. A horrible one," the social media post said. "That’s an arrow lodged between his eyes. I want to believe this was an accident, but if it wasn’t, you can rest assured we will do everything in our power to get him justice."
According to Secondhand Hounds, the dog, now named Eros, was shot by the arrow in Kentucky, where veterinarian "tried to help him but said his injury is above their pay grade."
A man from Pittsburgh volunteered to drive all the way to Kentucky in one night, and then to Wisconsin where he transported Eros to Secondhand Hounds the next day.
Eros underwent a nearly five-hour-long surgery at the University of Minnesota, where the arrow was successfully removed.
"When we did get the arrow out it was clear that this was probably a deer hunting arrow. The fact that it was shot at close range right between his eyes means it was most likely intentional," a spokesperson for Secondhand Hounds said in an update.
Eros is currently recovering with a foster family, though donations are still being requested by Secondhand Hounds to help cover the surgery, which was approximately a $6,000 operation.
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