Dog found shot by a rifle in Bryan County
Waylon the dog is recovering in the Bryan County Animal Hospital, after vets believe he was shot by a rifle, just above his right front leg.
"I can't imagine what kind of misery he was in," said P.J. Brown.
Brown, who works for an animal rescue group, says Waylon was a stray dog, one of many in the county.
Some time in the middle of last week, the dog was shot near Highway 48.
"But he did spend at least two days with the injury with no medical (care)," said Brown.
She said people in the area were feeding him, and called Durant Animal Rescue Alliance and Animal Rescue of Calera for help.
"They both had people out there looking throughout the day," said Brown.
Anna Marcy with DARA found him on Sunday evening, and took him to the Bryan County Animal Hospital on Monday to get stitched up.
Since he was found along the highway, they named him "Waylon" after the county music legend.
"People tend to just dump dogs. They get a puppy, and go 'oh what a cute puppy... oh the dog has grown, this is too big of a dog I can't afford the dog,' so they choose to find a place in the country and drop it. That is really a horrible answer to their problem," said Brown.
Brown said they aren't sure if the leg will need to be amputated, and Waylon will be recovering in the animal hospital for the next few days.
After that, he'll be looking for a forever home.
Brown wants to use this story as a reminder to spay and neuter your pets.
"We can only do so much. There's only so many people working in the rescue area. People have got to acknowledge they need to be responsible for their dogs," said Brown.
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