Dog found shot recovering well, set for adoption

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A dog found wandering in Valencia County appears to have been shot at least twice.

Someone found the lab mix Saturday morning.

Officials took him to a veterinary hospital in Albuquerque where he underwent several surgeries

Veterinarians say he had a few fractured ribs shrapnel in his leg and stomach area and they also found a fragment in his body that shows Gus had been shot before.

Gus, as he’s now named, is now at animal humane and will eventually be adopted out.

The director of adoptions says despite what he’s been through, he’s a friendly dog.

Gus is set to have another surgery Thursday before he can be put up for adoption. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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