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Ryder came from the Portage County APL after a call from the sheriff's department about a golden retriever that had been shot - six times! Thankfully they were able to remove two .38 caliber bullets - one from his head and one from his elbow. The other four either grazed him or passed right through.
Ryder has suffered some nerve damage on the left side of his face and will probably need eye drops for the rest of his life or the eye may need to be permanently removed. One of his major wounds is to his left ear, which is being treated with ointment. He is also on antibiotics and pain medicine.
When our volunteer got to the APL to pick him up, he was chewing on a big juicy soup bone he received from the staff there. He cannot wear an e-collar due to the amount of wounds around his neck and the soup bone took his mind off them - he never even growled when it was taken away from him for transport. Our volunteer stated that "he walks fine and is very active for the trama he went through. Not a mean bone in his body". Ryder is Heartworm negative and can drink and eat just fine. His age is estimated to be between 5-7 years old.