DETROIT – A dog that was found injured from a gunshot to the shoulder was reunited with his owners late Wednesday night after they saw their dog on the evening news.
The owners live just 10 blocks from where the injured dog, whose real name is Taz, was discovered on Tuesday -- bleeding in the front yard of a home on Detroit's eastside on Lodge Drive near East Jefferson Avenue.
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The male American Pit Bull Terrier went missing from his home last Monday and remains in stable condition at Emergency Veterinarian Hospital of Ann Arbor after undergoing surgery to remove most of the bullet fragments.
According to EVH, no vital organs were hit by the bullet, but it remains to be seen if his leg will have to be amputated due to possible nerve damage.
Detroit Bully Corps, the group that rescued the wounded dog, received several calls after Taz's story aired on the news, but it wasn't until DBC was able to verify vet records were they able to officially release him to his owners.
Taz will remain at EVH while recovering from his injuries. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Detroit Police Department's Northeast Precinct at 313-596-1100.