Philadelphia dog many times Monday and left for dead before the Good Samaritan could find her.
The shooting took place in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Philadelphia. city officer Animal care and control team They arrive at the scene, believing the dog to have been hit by a car.
Once the dogs were taken to a local hospital, their caregivers realized they had been injured multiple times.
Officials believe the dog was shot in the street and crawled into a nearby residence, ending up on the front porch.
The dog is now named Alexia and is receiving life-saving care under the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
“After being shot in the street last night, Alexia literally dragged herself down the steps of the Good Samaritan’s home,” the Pennsylvania SPCA said in a Facebook post. “She was desperately asking for help.”
She remains in critical condition due to injuries to her muzzle and shoulder. She also needs surgery to amputate her front leg.
As of Wednesday night, Alexia is still fighting for her life and is receiving a blood transfusion.
“Unfortunately, Alexia hasn’t been doing well. She needs the positive feedback,” she said. said the Pennsylvania SPCA. “Hopefully she’s settled down and can come back here.”
The Pennsylvania SPCA Animal Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting. They are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 866-601-7722.