Pit bull named "Boss" who was shot in head on the mend after donations pay for surgery

A pit bull who was found with a bullet lodged in his head was able to undergo surgery Wednesday after an outpouring of support helped

"Boss," as he is known at Stafford Veterinary Hospital, is up and around but still walking with a limp. (3/19/14)

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - A pit bull who was found with a bullet lodged in his head was able to undergo surgery Wednesday after an outpouring of support helped defer the costs.

"Boss," as he is known at Stafford Veterinary Hospital, is up and around but still walking with a limp. Veterinarians say he has a healthly appetite after a three-hour surgery to remove the bullet and repair ligaments on his leg.

Dr. Michael Pride says a bullet entered under Boss' right eye, ricocheted off some of his teeth and then got lodged in between his jawbone and his neck.

Office Manager Janice Achey says Boss has received hundreds of cards and more than $5,000 from well-wishers.  Most came from Ocean County, but some came from as far away as California, Florida, and even Israel.

Boss will be on the mend for six to eight weeks, but is expected to make a full recovery.  

The Burlington County SPCA continues to investigate the case as animal cruelty. Dr. Pride says the angle of the bullet shows Boss was likely shot at close range.

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