This POOR POOR DOG was found buried nose deep in the ground - after rescuers dug him up, they discovered all four of his limbs tied together and 40 GUN SHOTS IN HIS HEAD!!!!!!
How could someone be capable of that??
Miraculously, after doctors removed all 40 pellets from her skull during emergency surgery Star survived.
The case has caused outrage in Malta where, regardless of the nature of the act, the maximum sentence one can face for animal cruelty is a one-year jail sentence, or a maximum fine of 46,500 euros.
With the abuser still at large, people have expressed their support with dedicated Facebook pages, the largest of which has 7,000 followers.
Having gone through an appalling ordeal, Star is now spoilt for choice with 20 potential loving new owners offering to adopt her.
However, due to the level of trauma through which she has been, Star is considered too withdrawn to be re-homed at the moment.