DURANGO, Colo. - A puppy shot with a crossbow bolt has a new home with a family that has been following his plight since he was in New Mexico.
Bow, a 3-month-old Jack Russell/Shepherd mix puppy, was found in Shiprock, New Mexico, with a crossbow bolt still in his hind leg.
A crossbow bolt is like an arrow. It's shorter, but just as lethal, said La Plata County Humane Society spokesperson Jonelle Jones.
The Farmington Animal Shelter surgically removed the bolt and put the puppy in a foster home to help socialize him since he was traumatized by the incident.
The puppy, renamed Bow, was transferred to the La Plata County Humane Society in Durango.
More than 50 people from California to Indiana called and emailed asking to adopt Bow.
The La Plata County Humane Society chose to give Bow to a family from the Four Corners area.
Officials said the family first saw Bow when he was still recovering in the Farmington Animal Shelter.
“I’m very glad Bow was able to find the home he deserves, but we are still full with animals that are just as deserving to finding homes of their own,” says Chris Nelson, the director of Animal Services at LPCHS.
The person who shot Bow has not been found and officials said they don't have any leads.
Learn more about the La Plata County Humane Society: http://lpchumanesociety.org/