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Homeless dog survives after being shot, hit by a car

October 22, 2012 |  9:25 am

Veterinarian Karen Johnson believes Lady is 10 years old. No matter the age, Lady's years on Earth haven’t all been pleasant.

“She ran into the middle of the street, my instinct was to run after her,” said Kristell Stout, who has been feeding Lady for three years, according to Fox40 in Sacramento.

During that time, Lady has been living on the streets of Roseville, Calif. 

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Stout says she will never forget the first day they met. “From Day One, I fell in love with her and tried my hardest to look out for her.”

Stout has been feeding Lady five days a week. Recently laid off, Stout didn’t want to leave the dog behind. She called Gary Sawyer, a local animal rescuer, to help catch Lady.

“I called to tell them I was on the way and they told me the dog was hit by a car," Sawyer said. "... We went on a search for it."

Once captured, Lady was brought to the Johnson Ranch Veterinary Clinic. They took X-rays and discovered she had been shot with a BB gun several times. So far, Lady’s care has added up to more than $2,000.

Stout said: “I want her to be able to walk away from this.”


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-- Tia Ewing, Fox40 Sacramento