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Dog blind and fighting for life after being shot with pellet gun

Fawn has 50 to 60 pellets embedded in her head and ears.

A DOG IN Mayo has been left blind and fighting for her life after being shot with a pellet gun.

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Fawn was found last week by a passerby in Knock. The Mayo SPCA said she is “severely emaciated and neglected” and “the victim of appalling treatment”.

An x-ray revealed that Fawn has between 50 to 60 pellets embedded in her head and ears.

She weighs 20kg, at least 10kg less than her ideal weight.

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The Mayo SPCA said Fawn is “too underweight to undergo a procedure to have the pellets removed” but has been “eating well and becoming accustomed to her new surroundings and family”.

People can make a donation to aid her recovery here.

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