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Left-for-dead dog saved by Facebook campaign

Woman raises $10K for injured pup.

By Vetstreet Jan 9, 2013 4:34PM

A dog who was shot multiple times, hypothermic and left for dead in a garbage bag tied to a fence in Conroe, Texas, has a second chance at life thanks to a woman named Tami Augustyn and a viral Facebook campaign.

Photo: YouTubeAfter a neighbor found the abused dog, now known as Buck, on Jan. 5, Augustyn immediately rushed the pup to a vet clinic, but was unable to afford the hefty bill for the care required to save his life.

She turned to Facebook where, after creating a page called “Buck Needs Bucks," she garnered more than 25,000 likes and more than $10,000.

Related: Dog rescues owner from fire

“Your generosity has been AWESOME and if it weren't for each and every one of YOU, Buck would not have a 2nd chance at love," Augustyn wrote in a Facebook post.

She plans on keeping Buck, and using any leftover funds for a foundation to help other abused animals.

Photo: YouTube

— Read the full story at Huffington Post

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