Compose yourselves opera fans, it’s time for a little Verdi! And this Verdi had enough drama (and trauma) for an opera! This two-year-old Terrier mix arrived at the Lawrence County Animal Shelter in Ohio on September 27th. We’re not sure how Verdi ended up at the dog pound, but we do know he arrived with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on one of his back legs. Verdi needed a rescue and fast.

Deb Price with All Dogs Come from Heaven Dog Rescue in Ohio, contacted RADAR on Sunday morning, September 29th. The rescue was interested in taking Verdi first thing Monday if RADAR could assist with the vet costs. We immediately agreed to help, and Verdi was safely out of the dog pound and off to the vet on Monday!

On Monday, September 30th, Verdi had his initial vetting done and had his leg wound examined and treated. From the x-rays, the vet determined that Verdi’s wound was from buckshot and he had a fractured ulna. Since it was an open wound, no cast or splint could be used. Deb shared this with us following Verdi’s visit to the vet: “Verdi is resting at my home. He is not applying any pressure to his injured leg. Thank you for your assistance in his treatment.” Click here to view more photos of Verdi.

RADAR paid all $168 of Verdi’s initial vetting and wound treatment costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Verdi have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Verdi has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Verdi:

Diana Berkstresser; Kay Poston; Leeann Lindrose; Trish Newberg; Joan Deraval

Added on October 4, 2013.

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