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    DefaultOLDTOWN, MD: BLACK LABRADOR SHOT IN FACE BY NEIGHBOR NOW UP 4 ADOPTION

    <b><u><i>OLDTOWN, MD: BLACK LABRADOR SHOT IN FACE BY NEIGHBOR- PLEASE READ! *HE'S NOW UP FOR ADOPTION*</i></u></b>

    <i><b>PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST FAR &amp; WIDE!

    PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    DIANNE CARE
    ARK of Hope Rescue
    13400 Arctic Ridge Lane
    Oldtown, MD 21555
    (301) 478-3300
    [email protected]</b></i>


    <a href="http://www.arkofhoperescue.8m.com/in...index.html</a>


    <u><b>CHANCE'S STORY</b></u>
    This story is a close to the facts as possible!
    A friend of mine name Brett was in Frostburg with a friend of his. A young dog came running over to them to play, in which they did. This black lab was wearing a nice collar but no tags. When it was time to go in for dinner they figured that the dog would make his way back to his home. Unfortunately that is not the way the story would go. Shortly after Brett and his friend went in the house they heard a loud bang. When they came out there was this beautiful dog that they had been playing with just moments before, now laying on the ground with blood all over him. At this point I'm sure your thinking that this poor dog got hit by a car, but oh no, much worst!

    One of the neighbors saw the dog in "his yard" and he didn't want the dog in "his yard" so he went and got his shotgun and shot this friendly, lovable dog in the face! That's right - that sick man went and shot this poor dog in the face with a shotgun!!! Brett and his friend immediately rushed the dog to the late night emergency veterinarian. First was to check if he was micro-chiped, unfortunately he wasn't. The prognosis was 50/50. Well to make a long story a bit shorter...the dog was then named Chance. For he was being given a chance but he was going to have to really fight to make it! And fight he did!!! The veterinarian and the techs at the vet hospital knew how much pain his sweet dog was in; they had said that it didn't matter if they were starting another IV or changing his bandages he would wag and thump his long black tail! Chance had to undergo four separate operations and almost a month in the hospital but this dog had a sweet heart and a strong will.

    You may have read about Chance in the news paper or saw the channel 25 TV report. The pictures that we have posted are not for the squeamish, they are pretty graphic! The police did get involved, there are supposed to be charges against the man who did this but will this case ever make it to a courtroom? I believe that the man should have to pay the $4,000.00 vet bill and well I can print what I would like to happen, but I know God knows all, and this man will have to answer to God for this when his time is done here on Earth. But meanwhile, he needs to be taken off the streets - it is proven with statistics that if a person can be cruel to an animal he/she will most probably do it to a child or a spouse, etc. I know that I wouldn't feel safe with him as one of my neighbors! Update: It has been nearly three month since this has all taken place.

    Chance is doing great! He is ready to be adopted! A small amount of skin on his right side of his mouth it a little loose. But he can eat, drink, play, run, love and most of all he was given a chance to survive and he took it and ran with it! Now all he needs to do is find the perfect family that will help him forget all of the pain that he has had to go though. He loves sooo much - he now needs a family that will love him right back! Are you that family or do you know them. Chance is now neutered, he has all of his vaccination, he is housebroken, he is great with other dogs, and he loves women, children and believe it or not even men! Chance has fought the battle of his life; please help us give him the life that he so desperately fought for and deserves!!!

    This is Chance lying on the cold floor after one of his operations. That's not a hospital bed that I would like to recuperate in!
    <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/y2t9*giKfd...g_250x187.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187"/>


    You can see how swollen his lip is. He is missing a piece of his lip. The second surgery the vet had to go in a dig out more of the pellets from the shot.
    <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/y2t9*giKfd...h_250x187.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187"/>


    You can see in this picture how terribly his face is swollen. How much pain did this sweet young dog have to endure? And he did it all in silence!
    <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/y2t9*giKfd...g_250x187.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187"/>


    His face was so sore!!! Where was his original owners - why weren't they looking for him!
    <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/y2t9*giKfd...e_250x187.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187"/>

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    DefaultRe: OLDTOWN, MD: BLACK LABRADOR SHOT IN FACE BY NEIGHBOR NOW UP 4 ADOPTION

    Poor fella, hope he finds a great home, he deserves it!
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    DefaultRe: OLDTOWN, MD: BLACK LABRADOR SHOT IN FACE BY NEIGHBOR NOW UP 4 ADOPTION

    Oh my God I wish I hadn't opened this. I'm sitting here crying my eyes out after reading this poor dog's story and seeing those pictures. I can't even find the right words to express the anger I feel toward the disgusting person that could do something like that to an animal!!
    That "man" ( for he truly is no man ) himself should be shot in the face for what he did.
    I am sick to my stomach. Thankfully though, this sweet dog pulled through. Do you have any more info on Chance? How old is he? How can I find out more about this sweet boy?

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    DefaultRe: OLDTOWN, MD: BLACK LABRADOR SHOT IN FACE BY NEIGHBOR NOW UP 4 ADOPTION

    Is there any update on Chance?
    Miriam , Digger, and Kodi


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    DefaultRe: OLDTOWN, MD: BLACK LABRADOR SHOT IN FACE BY NEIGHBOR NOW UP 4 ADOPTION

    HI ALL --

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS BOY, YOU CAN CONTACT DIANNE CARE OF ARK OF HOPE RESCUE OUT OF MARYLAND. SHE'LL BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AS MUCH INFORMATION AND ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS. SHE'S WONDERFUL, SWEET WOMAN.


    DIANNE CARE
    ARK of Hope Rescue
    13400 Arctic Ridge Lane
    Oldtown, MD 21555
    (301) 478-3300
    [email protected]

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    I ALSO FOUND A NEWS ARTICLE AS WELL DATED YESTERDAY, WHICH TALKS ABOUT CHANCE.



    http://www.times-news.com/local/loca...003230403.html

    Ark of Hope aids animals

    Dianne Care, director of Ark of Hope, said her mission is to first help the animals heal, then find adoptive homes for them.

    Kristin Harty
    Cumberland Times-News

    OLDTOWN — The dog treat fell out of Chance’s mouth twice before he got a firm hold and chomped it to bits, tail wagging wildly.

    A shotgun blast to his face five months ago took teeth and chunks of flesh from his upper and lower lips, and the hole in the right side of his mouth makes eating a little tricky.

    But Chance, a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever, has adapted.

    “Bits of food will drop from the hole,” said Dianne Care, director of Ark of Hope Animal Rescue, where the dog has been recuperating after four surgeries and is now ready for adoption.

    “When he’s done, he’ll vacuum it up with his tongue. He doesn’t miss a crumb.”

    Care plans to take Chance with her to Garrett County District Court in February to face the man accused of shooting him last summer.

    Police say Raymond Russell Wilson, 60, of Finzel, shot Chance, a stray, once in the face on Aug. 5, just after next door neighbors had been playing with the dog.

    Charged with one count of animal cruelty, Wilson faces a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

    Attempts to contact Wilson were unsuccessful.

    “l want the judge to see that the dog lost teeth, he has a hole here, that his lip on this side goes up,” said Care, who plans to ask permission from Garrett County officials to bring Chance into the courtroom.

    Government offices were closed Thursday and Friday for the New Year’s holiday and no one was available to comment.

    “I want the judge to realize that this wasn’t a mean dog that went to attack,” Care said. “He is a happy, wonderful, friendly dog.”

    Animal cruelty is a misdemeanor in Maryland, and though Care has seen a multitude of abuses, convictions for the crime aren’t common, she said.

    She started the Ark of Hope more than a decade ago, after people started leaving abused animals at her property, where she’d begun boarding animals in 1992. Anywhere from six to 20 dogs are in rescue at one time.

    On Friday, two men dropped off a beagle mix they’d found.

    “He’s very skinny, very scared, his feet are bleeding,” Care said after seeing the dog for the first time. “He looks like he belonged to somebody.”

    Care helps the animals heal, then finds adoptive homes for them.

    Chance is ready for a family.

    “He’s neutered, up to date on all his shots,” said Care. Vet bills totaled $4,000, but donations have whittled the balance down to $1,000.

    Tax-deductible donations may be sent to the Ark of Hope Animal Rescue, 13400 Arctic Ridge Lane, Oldtown, MD 21555. If you want your donation to help pay the remaining $1,000 of Chance’s veterinary bill, write his name in the check’s memo area.

    “It’s terrible, emotionally, to think that there are actually humans in the world who could do this to a defenseless animal,” Care said.

    Wilson’s trial is scheduled for Feb. 25.

    For information about adopting an abused or neglected animal, call (301) 478-3300, or go to www.arkofhoperescue.8m.com.

    Contact Kristin Harty at [email protected].


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    DefaultRe: OLDTOWN, MD: BLACK LABRADOR SHOT IN FACE BY NEIGHBOR NOW UP 4 ADOPTION

    Thanks for the info.
    Miriam , Digger, and Kodi


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    I called about Chance right before Christmas. I spoke with Dianne for a long time. She seems like a wonderful person and we had a great conversation. I was very much considering adopting Chance, but DH is not ready for a second dog yet. I am going to send a donation though. Poor boy. I hope he finds a forever home real soon!

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    DefaultRe: OLDTOWN, MD: BLACK LABRADOR SHOT IN FACE BY NEIGHBOR NOW UP 4 ADOPTION

    Quote Originally Posted by bebopalula
    I called about Chance right before Christmas. I spoke with Dianne for a long time. She seems like a wonderful person and we had a great conversation. I was very much considering adopting Chance, but DH is not ready for a second dog yet. I am going to send a donation though. Poor boy. I hope he finds a forever home real soon!
    Thanks for posting that update! I am not able to get a third at this time either, but I can't stop thinking about this dog!
    Miriam , Digger, and Kodi


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