Chihuahua Puppy Recovers From Surgery, Adopted After Being Shot With Arrow

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A chihuahua puppy has recovered from surgery and has been adopted after being shot with an arrow last month.

According to ABC7, the 4-month-old female was found early in the morning by a woman whose identity was not disclosed. She was awakened by the pup yelping and immediately went to check outside. She found the chihuahua with an arrow through its neck.

"For someone to willfully shoot this poor pup with an arrow is disgusting," Animal Services Director Erin Gettis said. "We are shocked, and we hope someone can provide us any information as to who did this. Meanwhile, we'll continue to treat this puppy."

The puppy was turned over to the sheriff's deputy, who then relinquished it to an animal control officer. The puppy was transferred to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms for surgical removal of the arrow. Thankfully, the arrow did not strike the puppy's vital arteries.

She is a sweet puppy. Authorities asked anyone with information about the case to contact the Department of Animal Services at (951)358-7387.

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