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NYC rescue helps puppy learn to walk, recover after shooting

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A puppy with a bullet lodged in her vertebrae is making an amazing recovery thanks to a New York City rescue group.

A puppy with a bullet lodged in her vertebrae is making an amazing recovery thanks to a New York City rescue group.

When Ava the 4-month-old puppy was found lying on a street in Mercedes, Texas, earlier in February, her rescuers initially feared she was paralyzed after she was shot multiple times.

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The person who found her couldn't afford to take her to a vet, so that is when Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped in to help get her the care she needed.



Ava was transported to New York City on Feb. 5 to see their physical therapy specialists so she could begin treatment to start to use her legs again.

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She apparently made great strides over the next week. The rescue group posted an update on Sunday that Ava "still has a long way to recovery but she's certainly on the way."



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