Last December so many people were inspired by Longshot’s story, but nobody has stepped up to adopt the poor Labrador. The brave Labrador defied death after being shot in the head and left for dead in Virginia.
Eight months down the line, poor Longshot is still in the rescue system. The pup is currently at the Dare County (North Carolina) SPCA Shelter in Manteo waiting for his forever home.
This Labrador beat the odds! There’s no better candidate for a forever, loving home.
After he was found, the Labrador was taken to Eastern Shore Animal Hospital with severe injuries, including broken teeth, massive trauma to one eye, and multiple buckshot wounds to his head and body.
During a conversation about the Labrador’s chances of recovery, a veterinary assistant said, “It will be a long shot,” unintentionally giving him his name.
After hearing his story, lots of people has expressed their intention to adopt Longshot, but his injuries were too severe to consider adoption at the time.
Whenthe Lab was sufficiently recovered and ready for adoption, everybody had forgotten about him.All the initial would-be adopters had moved on.
In an article in Huffington Post, Caurie Putnam says she met Longshot by chance in the Dare County (North Carolina) SPCA Shelter in Manteo just a few day ago. The Lab who was once a celebrity has been living in the pound since July 2015.
“Who is this?” she asked the animal control officer when she spotted the one-eyed Labrador Retriever.
“You don’t know about Longshot?” the animal control officer replied. “The media has forgotten about him.”
Before arriving at the pound, the Labrador spent his days in the reception area of the Eastern Shore Animal Hospital where he greeted visitors and offered his squeaky toy in the hope that they would play with him.
If you are interested in adopting Longshot, please click here or call (252) 475-5620.