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Dog shot in Carlisle 'lucky to be alive'

The Border terrier cross was targeted in the Sanderson Close area of the city Credit: ITV Border

Vets say a dog which was shot in Carlisle is lucky to be alive.

The Border Patterdale Terrier cross, named Sam, was targeted with an air rifle and suffered a punctured lung and internal bleeding.

The incident happened in the Sanderson Close area of the city between 7am and 7.30am yesterday, 9 August 2017.

Sam's owner, Emma Edgar, says the family have been left distraught and are asking anyone with information to contact the police:

Sam's vet, Charlotte Denston, says he's out of danger in the short term but it is too soon to know if there will be long-term complications.

He's been incredibly lucky because during the path the bullet has managed to miss his heart, quite a few major blood vessels and we think has succeeded in missing his food pipe so he's incredibly lucky to be alive.

– Charlotte Denston, Vet
The pellet is visible towards the left of the x-ray Credit: Coomara Vets

Anyone with any information should email 101@cumbria.police.uk or call 101.

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