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Someone shot a dog at point blank range, but the pup is not only alive -- she's getting better.
When a stray dog, now named Corona first arrived at the Cannon County Animal Clinic - even Dr. Gayle Tate says her condition was the worst he has seen in his more than 30 years of practice.
Dr. Tate says, “When we got into it… it was huge and i have been doing this for a long time this is one of the worst mouth injuries i have ever seen.”
Dr. Tate says when Corona first arrived she was in critical condition, could barely breath and was losing a lot of blood....
Corona was stabilized and rested for the night
It wouldn't be until the next morning when X-Rays told the horrific story of what happened to this innocent animal.
Pieces of a bullet rested in her stomach and her throat tissue was also pierced with bullet shrapnel- she had been shot at point blank range.
For those who helped rescue Corona - finding out what someone did was heartbreaking.
Clay Lerch says, “She probably sat right there while they put the gun down her throat wagging her tail and let them do it.”
Andrea Holt says the stray dog often came around her house to play with her kids... She says this dog could never have done anything to deserve this
Holt says, “Monster, heartless I couldn't even imagine.”
Even through all that she has been through - the staff says Corona's temperament has been the same- kind and gentle.
Dr. Tate says, “Very people oriented just wants to be petted and just wants to love on you.”
Corona has captured the hearts of people across the world through social media... Enough money has now been raised to cover corona's vet bill and offer a reward to find the person who shot her.
A 25 hundred dollar reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.
The vet says Corona should be able to be adopted as soon as Monday or Tuesday.
Saturday, August 11 2012, 12:03 AM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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