Bo, a shepherding dog lived on his owner's rural Wyoming property.
One day, Bo made his way onto a neighboring family's property and started raiding their chicken coop.
So the neighbor's 18-year-old son grabbed his rifle and shot the dog twice, grazing his cheek and then shooting him in the back.
The young man thought the dog was dead so he asked his father what to do. His father told him to burn the dog along with the chickens the dog had killed.
So he put Bo in a barrel, poured gasoline on him and lit him on fire. Then Bo sprang up and started running in circles!
That's when Bo's owner, Abby Redland, saw her dog running up to her house.
"Something looked very wrong. It was this terrible smell. His hair was melted and falling out. He was still smoldering."
Omg, we can't even imagine how scared she must've been for her pup.
She rushed him to the vet to treat the two bullet wounds and the third degree burns all over his body.
The vet didn't think he'd make it.
Cut to several months later and Bo is basically back to his old self. He only has a moderate limp and shorter fur now.
"He’s still the same sweet dog. If you don’t pet him, he nudges you. Bo’s alive because he came home. He knew where home was."
We're so glad Bo's okay!!!
We love a happy ending!
[Image via Abby Redland.]
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