A dog is on the road to recovery tonight after it was abused and left to die on the Northshore.
WWL reports that deputies are investigating the case involving Buddy, a dog who was found shot and with his hind legs seemingly cut off by a saw blade in a Slidell mobile home park. X-rays also show bullets that indicate the dog was shot twice.
A Facebook fundraiser has been created by a rescue agency to help with medical bills, and so Buddy can have a wheelchair to get around.
So far, more than $11,000 has been raised; the goal was $4,000.
Dante's Hope Rescue East member Renee Purdy said the cuts are "clean." The dog's tail will also have to be amputated - the bone is exposed after Buddy dragged his tail in his own waste.
The CATNIP foundation in Folsom said that there have been many cases of animal abuse this summer.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is taking the incident seriously, stating that investigators are canvassing the area where the dog was found to find out who is responsible for the crime.
You can donate to Buddy's fund here.