I love dogs, as do most of us here at KEARTH 101. So, when a listener told me the story of Monty, a dog that survived abandonment and gunshots, I knew I wanted to share his story with you.
Most of what you’ll read here comes from a story written by Craig Currier, a staff writer for the Antelope Valley Press. As long as Monty’s story is told, I’m sure he won’t mind. Thanks Craig!
From what can be surmised, Monty, a one year old pit bull, was left to die in the desert. But Monty has a will to live as big as his heart. Earlier this year, Monty ended up on the doorsteps of the home of Nicole Reist. He had at least one gunshot wound injuring both his hind legs.
But as Nicole and her sister tried to walk Monty to the car to get him to the vet, they realized his wounds were much, much worse. The vet suggested he be put down, put Nicole was determined to do everything she could to get help.
Monty was down to approximately 30 pounds with a broken left leg, a torn Achilles tendon on his right leg, and a gunshot wound that went through both legs. It was going to take time and money to bring Monty back to health. How much money? $13,000.00. Nicole approached the Simi Valley-based Animal Rescue Volunteers, who ended up fronting the bill for the expensive procedures that Monty needed.
Despite his horrible experience, Monty is a very loving and friendly puppy dog. Those who know Monty say his tender personality only makes his story all the more heartening. Monty is at a foster home and will be looking for a forever home in the near future.
More pressing though, is the need for money to pay for Monty’s surgeries, which are on going. If you can spare a few dollars for Monty please visit the Simi Valley rescue organization when you click here.
Monty also has his own Facebook page “Help Us Save Monty the Gunshot Desert Dog and His Legs,” with over 2,500 followers. I’m certain that the more people who hear Monty’s story, the more money will be raised to help bring him back to health. I’m also certain that Monty will one day be adopted by a loving family and he’ll get to be the dog God created him to be.
Special thanks to Sally, a wonderful K-EARTH 101 listener who’s doing all she can to help Monty, and who brought Monty’s story to my attention.