- Massachusetts, USA -
The beautiful furbaby in the picture is Phoenix.
He was struck by a car and left to die in Georgia.
When he was taken to a shelter, it was discovered that Phoenix had also been shot in the face and had bullet fragments lodged in his jaw.
With a wounded jaw it was really difficult for him to eat and as a result of this he was found extremely malnourished and dehydrated.
Brave and sweet Phoenix underwent two life-saving surgeries while at Georgia shelter.
One of these surgeries led to the amputation of his front right leg.
After the two surgeries, officials with the Salem-based Northeast Animal Shelter drove from Massachusetts to Georgia to get Phoenix.
On Tuesday, December 10, Phoenix was in the Bay State.
He underwent a mandatory 48-hour quarantine and he will soon be ready to be adopted and have the happy and loving life he is entitled to.