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Titan the husky survives being shot with 100 pellets

10/09/2014 03:54 EDT | Updated 12/09/2014 05:59 EST
A dog with over 100 pellets lodged inside his body is recovering, but Animal Services, a shelter on Montreal's South Shore, warns it could be a long and expensive road ahead.

Titan the husky has lost one eye and is at risk of losing another.

He was found wandering on September 30 in St-Bruno. When rescued, he was clearly in a lot of pain. An x-ray showed over 100 pellets were lodged in his body.

Staff at the shelter say they’re monitoring the second eye closely, and while his situation is improving, there’s a good chance he will lose his second eye and become blind.

Agency workers believe that the husky was shot with a duck hunting gun. When those cartridges hit their target, the pellets explode. That means Titan might have only been shot once - and the 100 pellets all came from that single bullet.

The shelter is speaking out against animal mistreatment. 

If the person responsible for shooting Titan is caught, he or she could face several years in prison.

The shelter is trying to raise $2,000 to cover the costs of Titan’s veterinarian bills.

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