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"Miracle Dog" nearly ready to be adopted after being shot in the head

"Miracle Dog" nearly ready to be adopted after being shot in the head

ADAMS COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - We have an update to a dog who was shot just a few months ago in Adams County.

Samara Ackers, the Shelter Director for the Humane Society of Adams County, said Remmy, a Golden Lab Retriever, was found tied up at an abandoned property in March by some volunteers cleaning up the area.

"There was another dead dog with him. He was found behind a house trailer on kind of an abandoned property. Nobody had lived there," Ackers said.

Ackers said they saw the dog had been shot while they were checking him.

"[Someone] shot him point blank in the head with a .45 caliber bullet. It did not penetrate the skull. There were minor skull fragments. It ricocheted and went down the skull line and lodged in the soft tissue. It didn't even mess up his jaw."

Ackers said he is doing great. He is known as the “Miracle Dog” around the shelter.

Ackers said there have been a lot of people asking to see when he'll be available to adopt.

"We want to make sure Remmy goes to the best place possible. But he's fantastic. He's happy. He plays, you would never know."

Remmy will be neutered at the end of the month and then the humane society will go forward with picking a family to adopt him. They are still taking applications if you want be considered for his forever family.

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