- Associated Press - Thursday, November 14, 2019

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A 2-year-old Great Dane shot twice in the head in Lafayette, Louisiana, is now recovering at a volunteer animal shelter in Mississippi.

The Vicksburg Post reports the dog named Riley was shot about eight months ago and rushed to a veterinarian by a witness. Blind in one eye that’s backed by a bullet and partially blind in the other eye, Riley is still in recovery. She is now being cared for at Helping Animals Reach Tomorrow, a Vicksburg shelter that is trying to help her recover from malnourishment and prepare for adoption.

Shelter co-founder Alexa Jeffers has said that the organization is run solely on a volunteer-basis by her and her partner Bethany Johnson. The shelter is not a registered nonprofit.

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This story has been corrected to remove a sentence that erred in stating Vicksburg does not have animal control, humane society or a pound. Vicksburg has animal control services such as a shelter. Removes reference to Johnson as co-founder.



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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com

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