MADISON COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — A dog that was shot in the face and left for dead in Madison County is getting a second chance at life.
Chance, the 1-year-old Pitbull is now living his life as a happy, loving dog, something that was not reality just three months ago.
Investigators say that back in May, the dog’s owner, 25-year-old Joseph Gray, shot the dog in the mouth. Police then arrested Gray.
Chance was found along the side of Arbuckle Road and Route 38 in London, Ohio, blood spilling out of his eyes and mouth.
Doctors operated on Chance but because it was too risky, they were not able to remove the bullet lodged in the back of his throat.
Tony Maust, an employee at the Madison County Humane Society, helped nurse the pup back to health.
“He didn’t show any signs of aggression at all, he never raised a hair,” he said. “He gets along with any dog you put him with. He gets along with any new person you put him with, he’s not shy.”
That’s what Rachel Deutscher loves about him. She read about Chance’s story on Facebook and immediately fell in love.
“I just looked at those pictures and I felt so sorry for him,” Deutscher said.
She visited Chance for the next three months as he recovered at the humane society. Eventually, she fostered him and took him home.
“He has become a part of my family, he loves the kids. He’s just a big loveable baby,” Deutscher said.
A dog left on the side of the road to die, now has a second opportunity to live a happy life.