HalfPintWhen it comes to animals, sometimes there’s more going on than meets the eye (they can’t speak, after all).

This was the case with Half Pint, a sweet little fellow who recently came to us as a stray.

When Half Pint was under anesthesia for his neuter surgery, we discovered that something was wrong with his hips.

What the x-rays revealed horrified us: Half Pint had been shot, and the pellet is still lodged in his leg.

This x-ray shows a pellet lodged in Half Pint's leg

This x-ray shows a pellet lodged in Half Pint’s leg

His pelvis is also fractured, likely due to the impact of the pellet.

Half Pint underwent a successful orthopedic surgery, followed by some time to rehabilitate in our Pen Pals program at San Quentin.

Half Pint has made a full recovery and is now available for adoption and waiting to meet his forever family.