Shadow the rescued dog has emergency surgery, returns home

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Shadow, a dog rescued by Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue, is back home after having emergency surgery Sunday, Feb. 16.

Shadow made it through the critical 48 hours of recovery with her owner by her side every step of the way.

"I look at her, she's just happy and normal like it never even happened," said Shadow's owner Robbie Miller.

Marley's Mutts has already raised more than $10,000 so far to help with Shadow's medical bills, but they still need your help because Shadow will need weeks of care.

A statement on Marley's Mutts Facebook page says that Shadow was coughing up blood due to a bullet that was lodged in her lung.

Shadow was taken to Los Angeles to get emergency surgery. She received a CT scan that let doctors know where exactly the bullet was and she had surgery Sunday.

Doctors dug a .40 caliber slug out of her chest. They had to remove one of the lobes of her lung where the bleeding was concentrated.

They have set up a fundraising page to help raise money for the costly surgery.

Marley's Mutts explains that Shadow was found with her brother and a deceased dog in the middle of the desert, locked in a crate.

Bullet casings surrounded the crate but it appeared that the deceased dog had died of hypothermia.

After going through rehabilitation, Shadow was adopted by a man named Robbie and his mom a few weeks ago.

Marley's Mutts says that Robbie and Shadow have become inseparable.

For more information on Shadow and to see how you can help, you can visit Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue Facebook page.

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