A puppy that roamed in the streets of Southwest Miami-Dade with a gunshot wound on the jaw is now safe at a Hollywood animal clinic. He also underwent reconstructive surgery successfully.
The dog’s rescue
A kind-hearted woman came across the pup’s video online just before the rescue and decided that she would save the dog.
From the dog’s appearances, she seemed to have an injury on the jaw. There was an infection on the jaw, and it appeared crushed and dangling from the dog’s face.
Clover in the hospital
The surgeon at VCA Animal Hospital, Dr.Briana Danielson, examined the dog and found out that a bullet had hit the canine on the lower jaw.
Danielson said that the most affected part was on the cheek tissue after the bullet passed through the dog’s necrotic bone in the jaw.
Jill Banaszak from Grateful Paws Dogs and Cats said that shooting an innocent dog was an awful act. However, the rescuers tried their best to help the dog, now named Clover, by giving her the required medication intervention.
After the dog underwent an x-ray examination, the results showed the extent of the bullet damage. Dr. Natalie, a vet at VCA Hospital, said that the dog had a few fractures confirming that the injury originated from a gunshot. Danielson said that Clover’s injury wasn’t a fresh wound since there was a lot of healing already on the tongue.
Clover’s surgery process
At that moment, the bone couldn’t get fixed fully because of rotting in some parts, and the only option was to remove a piece of Clover’s jaw.
The vets successfully did the surgery by removing the tooth roots from the broken jaw and then fixed the soft tissues around that area.
The dog’s recovery
Clover eats using a tube as she gets used to her new jaw.
Danielson said that most dogs that undergo the same surgery process go on to live a happy life regardless of enduring the brutality.
Luckily, Clover has a lovely foster family by her side as she recovers.