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A dog is recovering after he was shot in the face.

The dog was found Tuesday on Rankin Road in Dunlap.

The dog has been named Chance, and he is being treated here at the Veterinary Care and Specialty Group.

Tuesday afternoon, a woman found a black lab outside of her home, suffering from an injury.

The woman stayed with the dog until Bob Citrullo with the Humane Education Society arrived.

“At that time, we had no idea what his injuries were,” said Bob Citrullo. “All we knew was that his jaw was deformed, and hanging down it definitely looked broken.”

Once a veterinarian was able to look at chance, they were able to tell he was shot in the face.

He had to have surgery to fix his jaw.

“To have pins put in place so it can be held in place,” said Citrullo. “They do expect once they do the surgery that he would be able to eat soft foods.”

Chance should fully recover in a month to a month and a half.

Citrullo says this operation costs about $1,500 dollars and they were able to pay for it by using the special needs fund.

It's money the HES uses for animals not located within their jurisdiction.

If you are living in an area without animal control, you are encouraged to talk to your elected officials.

“They need to put their foot down, reach out to their city and county officials, and say it's time,” said Citrullo.

We've reached out to the Dunlap Police Department to learn more about Chances' investigation.

We have not heard anything back yet.