Abandoned husky survived being shot, vet discovers

El Paso News

Photo courtesy Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue of El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The husky whose desert abandonment went viral was also shot.

Nanook is recovering from surgery after veterinarians found a lump on his right side. 

Huckleberry Hound Dog Rescue of El Paso tells KTSM 9 News that vets removed a bullet from Nanook’s side and that he is now recovering from surgery at home. 

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office arrested 68-year-old Antonio Campos in July where he was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $5000 bond. The Sheriff’s Office also arrested 17-year old Moises Soto.

Campos claimed Nanook killed another dog.

Both were charged with “cruelty to non-livestock animals; abandon.”

The Sheriff’s Office passed along the charges to the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office.

Nanook has been rehomed and is reportedly a very good boy.

KTSM 9 News reached out to El Paso County to see if any additional charges will be filed.

A spokesperson for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said that an additional animal cruelty report will need to be generated.

“At this time we are seeking the public’s assistance, if anyone saw anything regarding this case,” Ray Vaquera, EPCSO Public Information Officer, tells KTSM 9 News.

Community members can contact Detective Orozco at the EPCSO Montana Patrol Station, or call 915-856-4875 with any information.

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