GRAPHIC | South Carolina veterinary clinic saves puppy shot in the face with arrow

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A South Carolina veterinary office and animal rescue are helping a dog who was found shot in the head with an arrow and found by a family who wanted to help her.

A Calhoun County family found their recently adopted 5-month-old puppy Loca on their back porch with an arrow in her head. The family took her to a veterinarian and X-rays show that the arrow, thankfully, missed her brain.

Paws and Claws Animal Clinic in Columbia is currently taking care of Loca, who is now recovering after the arrow was surgically removed from her body Tuesday night.

“We were shocked when we saw her X-rays and saw that the arrow somehow miraculously missed her brain, her esophagus and BARELY missed her spine! She is the luckiest unlucky girl in the world. We ran bloodwork and got her BP down to where we felt safe enough to remove the arrow,” the veterinary clinic said in an emotional Facebook post on Tuesday.

“Loca did great through and after surgery. She is stable and continues to amaze us with how she has handled this whole situation.”

The clinic’s posts showing Loca’s progress are gaining a lot of attention from animal lovers everywhere.

Good news for Loca, she will be able to return to her family on Wednesday.

If you have any information on who did this, please call the Calhoun Police Department at (803)-874-2741. A group has also joined together for a $1,500 reward for answers.

WARNING: The following images from the clinic’s Facebook post are graphic. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.