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Pit bull shot in face, survives surgery

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Donations have been raised to help a pit bull who survived a gunshot wound to the face.

In a message on Facebook, officials at the Stafford Veterinary Hospital that Boss the pit bull underwent successful surgery Tuesday to remove the bullet from his neck, repair a torn cruciate ligament and be neutered.

The post read: "Boss woke up to the attentive nursing care of Candace and Antoinette. It did not take long for Boss to kick off his covers and display his new cast when no one was looking. We will spend the next couple of days keeping him comfortable through pain management."

In a previous surgery, some teeth had to be removed and his tongue was repaired.

In addition to hospital donations, an online fundraising campaign has raised more than $5,000.

An office manager at the hospital says the response has been so overwhelming that donations are no longer needed.

Boss was found March 7, limping and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the face while wandering in traffic on Route 9 in New Gretna in Burlington County.

The couple that found him say they hope to adopt him.

Prosecutors are investigating the shooting.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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