An investigation is underway after a dog that had been shot in the leg was found wandering alone.
The male dog, thought to be about six, was spotted west of Brisbane in Queensland, two weeks ago and taken to the RSPCA.
Due to the dog walking with a distinct limp, vets conducted some X-rays which revealed he had been shot.
The scans showed a bullet lodged in his elbow which vets said had caused a fracture in the bone.
RSPCA Queensland said on Monday that their attempts to contact the dog’s owner had been unsuccessful.
The group has now called on the public for assistance in tracking down the dog’s owner, or anyone who might have further information relating to his injuries.
Footage of the dog after being picked up by the RSPCA showed him clearly in pain and limping significantly.
Despite his notable ailment, he seemed it happy spirits.
The RSPCA said the dog was being treated by vets and was due for “surgical assessment due to the extent of his injury”.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact RSPCA Queensland’s 24/7 Hotline 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625) or via email@example.com.
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