Many were shocked and saddened to learn the story of Sunshine, the yellow Labrador puppy who was shot in the fac
Sunshine lives up to her name a little more each day as she continues to heal.
"Everyday she'd a little more spunky, if that's even possible, and even brighter and just loves life and loves people," said Veterinarian Lynn Grinstead.
Grinstread said that Sunshine's tale is not an uncommon one.
"We had one cat shot by a bb in the back and it actually went into the spinal cord and actually paralyzed the cat," Grinstead said.
Other victims of gun violence include Pepper, a cat who was shot in the leg.
"It's not just that the bone comes apart," Grinstead said. "The bone just shatters."
Bill Huffman with the Fairfield Area Humane Society said that these cases are far too frequent.
"We can remember 10 in the last year," Huffman said.
Huffman said that gun violence against dogs and cats is particularly troubling.
"It's intentional, neglect can be just uneducated as far as the care of the animals or can't afford to take them to the vet, that kind of thing," Huffman said. "A gunshot wound or an arrow in a cat, that's not accidental."
10TV viewers have donated hundreds of dollars for Sunshine's medical treatment, and 15 submitted adoption applications.
Meanwhile, Grinstead does her best to nurse the animals to health.
"We just try to give them some love and show them people aren't all bad," Grinstead said.
Anyone with information about Sunshine’s injuries is asked to contact Fairfield Area Humane Society at 740-687-0627.
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July 20, 2012: Yellow Labrador Puppy Shot In Face, Left To Die