Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lost German Shepherd Is Returned to B.C. Owner with Three Nails in Its Head

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lost German Shepherd Is Returned to B.C. Owner with Three Nails in Its Head

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Dog found with three nails in its head in B.C.

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The X-rays leave no doubt about what happened, but Maureen Yeo says she still can't fathom why anyone would shoot three construction nails into her dog's head.

Kuma, a two-year-old male German shepherd, went missing from the family business in Prince George, B.C., on June 24.

Yeo said in an interview Tuesday that they searched for the dog and reported him missing right away.

The local SPCA called days later to say he'd been found in Hixon, 47 kilometres away.

When she picked the dog up, Yeo said she knew something was wrong at the top of his head and thought perhaps he had been hit with a pellet gun.

Yeo immediately took Kuma to the local veterinarian.

"She called me about 20 minutes later saying it wasn't pellets, it was nails. I stopped my truck, I got out and I threw up, it was so sick."

One of the nails was lodged inside the skull, while the other two were partially protruding from his head, she said. The X-ray shows three, eight centimetre long construction nails lodged in the top of Kuma's skull. …

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