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Severely injured dog taken to specialist after having at least 25 pellet wounds

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 20:44:52-04

Animal rescuers found a dog with a severely swollen neck and an open tissue wound on his neck in Houston on Wednesday.

According to KHOU, rescuers found Gus at a southeast Houston apartment complex. They took him to the Vergi Animal Hospital in Houston where x-rays showed at least 25 pellet wounds, with some pellets still lodged in him.

Gus' head is still swollen to an abnormal size.  Rescuers say that's because there's been a shoestring tied around his neck, cutting through his flesh.

Gus was transported to the Texas A&M Small Animal Clinic to see a soft tissue specialist. On Thursday, Houston K-911 rescue said they were waiting for Gus and the specialist will provide the best care possible.

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