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Golden retriever shot and left for dead is now heading home

Woodbury,Minnesota 55125
Woodbury Bulletin
Golden retriever shot and left for dead is now heading home
Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

MINNEAPOLIS - The golden retriever that was shot and left for dead in a snowbank near Glenwood in west central Minnesota will be going home in time for Christmas.

The 2-year-old dog now named Orphan Annie has made a remarkable recovery and will be released from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Joan Barnes, a volunteer with the golden retriever rescue group, says Annie's medical issues aren't over, however.

The dog has pneumonia and may need a blood transfusion down the road, but her two bullet wounds are healing and she has a healthy appetite.

The good Samaritan brought Annie to a local animal shelter. From there she was sent to the University of Minnesota.

Barnes says that when Annie is released, she will go to a foster home for several months as she recovers. After that, there is a growing list of people who want to adopt her.

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Donations for the dog's medical care are being accepted by Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota at