Renee Seifkert says her boyfriend was taking her dog, Mamas, out for a late walk around 3:30 a.m. when someone in a dark SUV fired two shots, hitting the dog.
"I heard the gun shots in my house at 3:30 in the morning; I heard it go ‘pow-pow' and both of them bullets hit my dog," said Seifkert.
Seifkert and her boyfriend flagged down a passing motorist to take the dog to an emergency veterinarian. Seifkert says she rejected the vet's recommendation, even though she could not afford surgery for the dog.
""I lost control; I went flying out of the emergency room just crying. I said, ‘you know what, this is not an option for me to put her down. Wrap her leg back up and send me on my way," said Seifkert.
Unable to pay the $2,600 fee for surgery, Seifkert sought help on the Internet. She found and got into contact with Toledo Pet Bull Project, which agreed to pay for the surgery.
With Mamas on the road to recovery, Seifkert says she wants justice.
"You have to be a cruel and cold hearted person to be able to shoot somebody. You know, somebody's dog. Even at that, if you can shoot somebody's dog, you're out here and you would shoot a human, being at that. So, I just hope they get this person off the streets," said Seifkert.
If you wish to help Mamas or find out more about the Toledo Pet Bull Project, visit http://www.toledospetbullproject.com/.
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