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Wounded Great Pyrenees facing another obstacle

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The five-year-old Great Pyrenees that was shot and left to die in a field near Petal earlier this year has fully recovered from the gunshot wounds, however now he is facing another obstacle.

Winchester, as he was named after the shooting, has been recovering in foster care at Aunt Linda's Pet Hotel in Oak Grove. Though he has made the remarkable recovery, he now needs a very expensive surgery to repair a torn ACL.

The surgery will cost $3500 and the closest animal clinic that can perform it is in Louisiana.

The Winchester Fund has been set up at area Bank  Corp South branches to collect donations to cover the cost of the surgery. Donations can also be dropped off at Aunt Linda's on Old Hwy. 11 in Oak Grove.

"We are still taking applications for his adoption," said Sarah Effner, Caretaker for Winchester. "But we want him to be fully recovered before we adopt him out. It'll probably be a few months before he fully recovers from the surgery."

Without the surgery, Winchester will have difficulty getting around and putting weight on his back legs.

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