Beloved pet dog saves family from home invader armed with shotgun - but loses her leg when she's shot

A female pit bull named Lefty was left shot after an armed intruder invaded her and her owner’s home on July 23rd in Accomack County, VA. The left-handed stepped forward to protect her master from armed intruders. The intruder received the house with a shotgun, and when advancing to the left, the man shot and shattered the left-hander's shoulder and tore off the soft tissue of her front leg.

She was taken to the Atlantic Veterinary Hospital. Unfortunately, due to the severity of the gunshot wound, her leg had to be amputated. The surgery cost $1500 and then the hospital sought the help of social media to buy the prices. AAH posted on their Facebook page and received a fantastic response. Enough donations came in and therefore the dog’s surgery was fully purchased .

“I was just amazed at what percentage people responded,” said Dr. Michele Leatherbury, the owner of Atlantic Animal Hospital. “It was incredible.” Lefty was discharged from the hospital on Monday, July 29, and is expected to fully recover under the care of the owner. Story via,


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