Dog Named Bullet Survives Shooting, Now Needs Home

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A severely abused dog in the metro is getting a second chance at finding a loving home. "Bullet" was found under a pick-up truck in Holden, Mo., after being shot twice. But he's since made an incredible recovery.

Like many dogs, Bullet is playful, full of energy, and can't resist catching a rubber ball. It's difficult for some to imagine why anyone would want to harm him. In August, he showed up on one family's farm in Holden.

"He'd been shot twice. They took him to their vet and the vet checked him out," said  Brittney Hertzog, president of Jade's Mission. "Luckily, he dodged a bullet. It went through, and through, so there wasn't a lot they could do but suture him up and let him heal."

The animal rescue group cared for Bullet after that. Hertzog says Bullet recovered well. She says his new foster family in Raytown will help train him for his forever family.

"He was actually one of the better cases of the other dogs we take in," said Hertzog.

Jade's Mission now turns its attention to helping the other dogs like Bullet who are in their care.

The group is currently trying to rehabilitate a dog named "Hitch." Hertzog believes a car may have hit him before he ended up in her care.

The group gets roughly three or four badly abused animals each month. Click here if you'd like to foster or adopt animals like "Bullet" or "Hitch."

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