A Labrador mix named Sarge showed an unexpected discovery during his scheduled neutering. Because of this discovery, the volunteer concluded that Sarge might have experienced maltreatment in the past.
In January this year, the dog, who came from a rescue shelter in Northern Florida, arrived at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. When he got transferred, his new shelter did not receive any documents about the dog. As such, they do not have an idea about the dog’s life in the past.
Even with this documentation issue, Sarge was beloved by the volunteers at the shelter. The volunteers would often take the first move in playing with him since Sarge exudes a lively personality.
The dog likes to wag his tail whenever he is comfortable with the person near him. Sarge likewise has an energetic personality whenever he interacts with other people. But even with this, a secret got discovered during a pre-surgical exam conducted by a shelter volunteer.
While doing the pre-surgical exam, the in-house surgeon felt a mass on Sarge’s abdomen. At first, the surgeon thought that it was only excess fat. But to make sure what it was, the doctor performed additional tests. He then concluded that the mass was benign and could easily be removed.
With this, the in-house doctor scheduled a minor injury before Sarge undergoes neutering. But when the surgeon started the procedure, he found a large bullet inside the dog’s body. This incident caught the surgeon off guard because he could not believe what he saw.
However, if this incident would prove anything, it would be that Sarge’s past owners did horrible things to him. Despite the shock, the surgeon successfully removed the bullet and announced that Sarge is safe from any harm. The dog’s neutering went as planned afterward.
Although he may have experienced maltreatment in the past, Sarge’s story had a happy ending. This is because the sweet dog got adopted by a loving family. The family assured the shelter that Sarge is in good hands.
Credits to FOX 13 Tampa Bay.