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Family Adopts Puppy Who Was Shot With Crossbow

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(credit: La Plata County Humane Society)

(credit: La Plata County Humane Society)

DURANGO, Colo. (CBS4) – A 3-month-old puppy who underwent surgery in the Four Corners area after being shot with a crossbow has been adopted.

The humane society in Durango has been caring for the Jack Russell/Shepherd mix they’ve named Bow. He was shot in Farmington, N.M., and vets there removed the arrow from his leg. He was taken in at the Durango shelter because the New Mexico facility was very crowded with animals waiting for adoption.

LPCHS Director of Animal Services Chris Nelson said more than 50 people from across the country inquired about Bow by phone and 20 people filed applications for adoption of the dog since news of the incident was reported.

He said the family who was chosen for the adoption had visited the dog when he was in the New Mexico facility. They live in the Four Corners area.

“He’s had a rough time in life at first, but now Bow has been adopted and is on his way to finding happiness,” Nelson said in a prepared statement.

Police said they have no leads in the case.

An X-ray shows Bow's leg before surgery. (credit: La Plata County Humane Society)

An X-ray shows Bow’s leg before surgery. (credit: La Plata County Humane Society)

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