First responders adopt dog they rescued found shot, left for dead

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A couple of first responders are adding a four-legged friend to their family after adopting a dog they helped save.

WTHR reported that an IMPD officer found the dog, “Winks,” in May. Winks was found shot in the face, doused in bleach and left for dead.

Officer Elliott took the dog home to help foster him back to health with the help of his wife, a Wayne Township paramedic.

But after fostering Winks for two months, the couple was hooked.

They told WTHR that the two officially adopted Winks in July. They shared pictures of him, showing the progress he’s made since being rescued.

Vets say they have cleared Winks and say he’s doing very well after a long recovery, which included surgery to remove his eye.

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