A Dog Was Shot During The Nova Scotia Rampage But She Survived & Is Recovering (PHOTOS)

A little bit of good news.
A Dog Was Shot During The Nova Scotia Rampage But She Survived & Is Recovering (PHOTOS)
Senior Editor

After the horror that unfolded in Nova Scotia over the weekend, there’s finally a little bit of good news. A veterinarian has confirmed that the dog shot in the Nova Scotia rampage has survived the ordeal. Even better, the nine-year-old canine is expected to make a full recovery.

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On Monday evening, the Central Nova Animal Hospital had a little bit of positive news for the community devastated by Sunday’s mass shooting.

Zoey, a nine-year-old miniature pinscher, has survived being shot, and she’s going to make a full recovery.

According to the vet, RCMP officers dropped the dog off on Sunday. She had a gunshot wound to her hindquarters that was “extremely large for a little dog.”

Zoey underwent life-saving surgery on the same day, and she is expected to be just fine.

In a post on their Facebook page, the vet said they had been “overwhelmed” by the number of people offering to pay for Zoey’s bills.

However, the company confirmed that they would be covering all of her fees, and suggested that donations should be directed towards the victims of the tragedy.

Sadly, however, Global News reports that some of Zoey’s owners were killed during the shooting. They were residents of Portapique, the small town in which the shooting spree began.

That said, the animal hospital reassured their followers that Zoey was not currently looking for a home.

“Once recovered Zoey will have the important job of looking after some very special family members. She is not in need of a home, but everyone is so kind to offer,” the vet explained.

In a statement on the weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out about the "senseless violence" that occurred in Nova Scotia.

He called for unity across Canada during this time and urged residents of the province to support one another through what is to come. 

“The people of Nova Scotia are strong and resilient, and we will be here to support them as they heal from this tragedy,” Trudeau concluded.

As for Zoey, we're sure there's going to be plenty of snuggles, cuddles and treats waiting for her when she finally returns home!

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Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.