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Dog found shot, left for dead in Amelia needs funds for surgery

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A major fundraising effort is underway to save a one year old puppy shot multiple times and left to die. The Amelia dog pound found Morgan on the side of a road fighting for life. She's since had a front leg amputated and that's just the beginning of the struggle of a uphill battle to survive.

"Her will is tremendous or she would have never survived those first days," said Beverly Guidt who is caring for the one year old lab mix.

Amelia's animal pound found Morgan left on the side of a road after being shot in the back, chest, hip and leg.

"We tried to repair the fracture but the fracture repair did not hold. So we amputated the front leg," said Dr. Susan Ware.

The Capitol Area Rescue Effort (CARE) raised thousands to help. Now, Morgan needs more attention.

"Because she's hobbling on the two back legs that cant well support her because of the knee caps, she's also torn the ACL ligaments in both of her back legs," said Vicki Powell of CARE.

It requires two more surgeries.

The rescue group needs $3,000 to make it happen, not including costs that may incur for physical therapy after the procedure.

"{Without the surgery], she will develop significant arthritis in both back legs and she's asking a lot of those because we've taken one front leg away and it will make her somewhat crippled for the rest of her life," Dr. Ware said.

CARE hopes more people will contribute so Morgan can beat the odds.

"Humans did this to an animal. They took a young 1 year old animal and injured her for life," Powell said.

"She hasn't given up and we're not going to give up either," Guidt added.

Morgan has big plans for her future. If she's able to get the surgery, she's hoping to become a therapy dog to help children and even veterans who have gone through similar situations.

Morgan's first surgery is scheduled for March 28.  There will be an eight week recuperation period between the two surgeries. 

If you would like to contribute to Morgan's medical costs you can donate online at  or contact CARE at 804-291-7918.

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