On July 8th, 2018, what sounded like gunshots were heard around the industrial district on the southern border of Ganghwa Island. Three men and a woman got out of a black recreational vehicle and shot at a dog in the street. The dog ran into the bushes spewing blood. The men and woman drove off.
The witness, thinking that the shot dog may still be alive, let his own dog lead him to the wounded dog. They found the dog in the bushes bleeding. He called an ambulance and took her to the vet.
The witness went back to the vet where the dog was supposed to have been treated, only to find that she had been moved to a raised metal cage and was lying unconscious in it. X-rays had revealed pellets in her body and a fractured right front leg; so, according to the vet, no further treatment was possible. Devastated and desperate to save her, the witness called us to help.
On the way back to Seoul, the rescue team named the dog “Gami.”
After a complete examination by a vet in Seoul, it was found that Gami’s right paw was fractured, gun shots were found all over her body, including the front and hind legs, waist and chest. She was suffering from anemia following the loss of blood. Heartworms and ticks were also found. Some of the pellets had fragmented all over her body.
To remove the many pellets and pellet fragments from her flesh, Gami had to go through a lot of surgeries. Bits of pellets still remain, however, and she requires more surgeries. She is also still undergoing rehabilitation and heartworms treatment, and is receiving nutritional supplements.
Gami has had a lot of surgeries to remove the pellets and fragments from her body, and is now recovering. Her right leg is slightly crippled from the gunshots, but doesn’t have other serious issues.
Gami tends to be cautious around strangers but when she gets to know you, she really opens up and accepts you wholeheartedly. She even comes to greet the adoption center staff as if to say “Hi.” She loves getting petted, too.
- Slightly crippled right front leg making walking a little difficult
Depending on the breed, the size, and its environment the lifespan of a dog may vary from 12 to 16 years. So we ask you to consider all these aspects if you wish to adopt Gami.
Please contact our Adoption Center for more details, or start the adoption application process below.