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'It’s heartbreaking': investigation after dog shot in face at point blank range

Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was shot at point blank range in Bristol.

Molly, as she's been named, was found with injuries to her jaw and face near the city's airport.

She was rushed to an emergency vets, where these X-rays showed the pellets still lodged in her face:

The x-ray shows the pellets of the shotgun still lodged inside the Jack Russell. Credit: RSPCA

It’s heartbreaking to think someone could intentionally attack a dog and then just leave her to fend for herself with such horrific injuries.

We don’t know exactly what happened to her or how long she has been struggling alone with her injuries and are appealing to anyone who recognises Molly or knows what may have happened to her to get in touch.

– RSPCA Chief Inspector John Atkinson

Molly has no microchip so RSPCA officers don’t know where she has come from or if she has an owner who is missing her.

Molly is now in intensive care being nursed by the team at the RSPCA Bristol clinic. Credit: RSPCA

Vets say her condition is severe but stable.