Mastiff Found Shot Doing Much Better

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS-- The mastiff found shot and chained to a tree in a park in Cleveland Heights is doing much better Friday.

A good samaritan found the dog, named Forest, Monday while walking her dogs through a back trail.

He's still in a lot of pain, but doing much better.

Forest should weigh about 130 pounds, but he only weighs 70 pounds.

He was neglected, malnourished and tied up; forced to eat concrete or gravel.

He is eating now, but still limping because of the gunshot wound to his chest. He was also shot in the face.

Cleveland Heights police are analyzing the bullet for fingerprints and DNA, to find out who shot the dog.

“I believe he’s going to be a fantastic family dog from initial observation, “ says Amy Beichler, the Executive Director of PAWS (Public Animal Welfare Society). “We will know his true personality when he recovers from these gunshots.”

PAWS will take control of the dog on Saturday. 

Many people have called PAWS to help adopt the dog.  

He still has a long road to recovery. 

If you'd like to donate food or money for Forest's medical bills, call PAWS at (440) 442-PAWS (7297) or click here.

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