LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Annie Oakley has had a rough two months, but she is ready for a second chance.
"The dog was brought to us, and it looked like at first that she had a gunshot wound," Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter Director Aaron Ramsey said. "Right when we saw her, we knew we needed to get her some help."
After the animal shelter's staff saw how severe the wound was, the dog was brought to Angelina Animal Hospital where she was operated on by Dr. Lindsey Syler.
"We knew we were dealing with a lot tissue trauma to her shoulder area, and the wounds she had went from one side to the other, and there was a whole lot of space," Syler said. "We knew it would take a long time for these wounds to heal."
With high end medicine and laser treatments, the dog is now ready to find her forever home.
"She has always been strong - strong willed; strong bodied," Syler said. "I didn't have any question that she would heal from this."
Carrli Webb has been her main caregiver. Webb said with what she has been through, the dog is very timid at first, but given time, she is your best friend.
"She was real shy at first," Webb said. "Within a few days of her being here, she came out of her shell and despite the treatment, she had to get, she is a very loving dog, like wanting to give kisses while doing her treatment. We have taken her outside, and she is very playful and is ready to pounce and play."
To adopt this lovable dog, a very selective process will take place to find someone that can continue her needed medical care.
"We want her, of course, to go to the best home possible," Ramsey said. "She's been through a lot, and she is going to need some special care. it will be a very select process."