Even Cubbies fans will have to admit that White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle is a swell guy after what he and his wife did for a dog shot through the abdomen with an arrow. Shelby, a sweet sheltie mix, was discovered last week with an arrow sticking out of each side of her abdomen. She couldn’t sit down, and was losing lots of blood, according to KSDK. Death would have been inevitable if she didn’t have emergency surgery.
She got the surgery (3.5 hours worth, including removal of her spleen and repair of a badly ripped up small intestine), but it wasn’t cheap. Bills are nearing $3,000. Buerhie and his wife, Jamie, who live near where the dog was found in Illinois, were touched by the story, and will be footing the bill for medical expenses. That is super of them. Sure he earns a lot, but they didn’t have to do that.
Shelby is not yet out of the woods. It will be several more days until vets are sure she’ll pull through. Meanwhile, investigators are seeking information about whether this shooting was intentional or not. Her previous owners, who used to let her roam the streets and hadn’t reported her missing for the six weeks she had been gone, have given her up. If Shelby survives, she will be adopted out to what’s sure to be a very good and loving home. Sounds like Shelby could use some healing Dogster thoughts beamed her way.