Abused dog finds new loving home

Abused dog finds new home
(Source: KAIT)
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GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A dog that was shot in the head multiple times by a pellet gun survived and is living happily in a new home.

Paragould police arrested three people for shooting a 7 month old puppy.

A local vet treated the puppy and she survived the wounds sustained from the abuse.

The vet reached out to the owner of Henry Wrinkles Foundation to see if she could care for the dog.

The owner was going out of town for a horse show so she asked one of her workers if he would like to care for the dog.

Jess Hampton agreed to care for the puppy and now the two are inseparable.

"We became great friends really quick," Hampton said.

Hampton told Region 8 News he knew he would fall in love with the dog.

"I have a soft spot for animals and she was really mistreated so I mean I was prepared for this to happen," Hampton said.

Hampton named the puppy Sheila and she now goes everywhere with him.

"She likes to be with me wherever I go, if I walk out for just a minute and close the door she starts yelping and clawing at the door. She really doesn't like to be separated from me," Hampton said.

Hampton said Shelia was always a friendly dog, but you could tell something had happened to her.

"She is really skittish of everything because she was mistreated," Hampton said.

After receiving love from Hampton and others at Henry Wrinkles Foundation, Shelia is doing much better.

"She was already really friendly but it just got to where she is not very shy so now she is trying to make friends with everything," Hampton said.

Right now Sheila is hairless due a skin problem that was never treated, but now she can recover with some help from the vet.

"I have medicine to treat it and we think she is going to recover just great," Hampton said.

Hampton also has faith Sheila will make a full recovery to trust humans again.

"She has come a long way, she is not nearly as scared of people at all and now it is just some of the animals she is not used to," Hampton said.

Hampton is not the only one who has fallen in love with Sheila.

Henry Wrinkles owner Susan Boyd also has a soft spot for the pup and calls her "SheLuv".

"She is an extremely loveable dog, she just has a lot of love to give," Hampton said.

Sheila does have some vet bills from the injuries and skin treatment.

People looking to help Sheila recover can sponsor her by going to the Henry Wrinkles Foundation website.

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