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UPDATE: Dog shot in face fully recovered, loves fur-ever home

NHP found dog on US-95, left for dead in 2019
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Posted at 8:15 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2020-08-07 10:29:22-04

UPDATE: AUG. 7, 2020: Dudley the dog is now is fully recovered and loving his new forever home!

UPDATE NOV. 21: Animal Foundation announced Dudley went home today with Doug, one of the two men who found him on the side of the highway and alerted NHP.

Doug will foster Dudley with a plan to adopt him once he's fully recovered.

UPDATE NOV. 20: The Animal Foundation says that Dudley is recovering from surgery and is doing well. A fundraiser for the dog who was shot in the face has already received more than $9,000. Dudley will be available for adoption once he has fully recovered.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for shooting a dog in the face.

NHP says that it received a call around noon Nov. 17 about an injured animal near the Snow Mountain exit and U.S. 95.

When they arrived, they found 2 Good Samaritans helping an injured dog that bleeding from the mouth and had blood on his legs.

They contacted Animal Control and they took the dog to the Animal Foundation.

The dog is named Dudley and the trooper who responded to the call says he is the "sweetest dog" and loved all the attention and rubs he was getting even though he was scared and in pain.

NHP and Animal Control are looking for the person who shot Dudley or his owners. Animal cruelty is a felony in Nevada and NHP says that whomever shot Dudley need to be brought to justice.

Dudley will be available for adoption once he is fully healed.