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Dog undergoes surgery for gunshot wound in Tampa

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Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM
TAMPA -

Mercy is looking for a new home.

The dog, who was shot in the head, underwent surgery this morning to remove portions of a bullet from her skull.

Just who shot the pit bull mix and why remain mysteries. She was found wandering recently near Falkenburg Road and Progress Boulevard. She had a collar, but no tags or a microchip. And she was clearly injured.

That's where the Lost Angels Animal Rescue group and Tampa Veterinary Hospital come in to the picture.

Veterinarians at the hospital operated today on Mercy, and the animal rescue group is seeking a home for her.

"She's a wonderful dog," said Lily McCarty, who is with the Lost Angels group. Veterinarian Melissa Webster said she was concerned about the dog's eyesight and hearing, given the unknown nature of the impact of the gunshot.

"That's our biggest worry for her," Webster said.

For information on how to adopt Mercy, go to www.lostangelsanimalrescue.org.

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