Tampa Police

A dog that was rescued from the railroad tracks in Florida is expected to make a full recovery.

The dog was found by authorities after Tampa police received three calls on Wednesday afternoon reporting gunshots. The dog was found with two bullet wounds on the neck and shoulder and tied to the tracks with a belt.

Officers rushed the 2-year-old pit bull mix to the vets who found bullet fragments all over her body and scheduled her for surgery on the next day.

The dog, now named Cabela, luckily didn’t need to have her leg amputated, where lots of bullet fragments were found. The surgeon saved it by putting Cabela a rod in it.

“She’s doing well. She’s eating, she’s drinking, she’s in good spirits,” said veterinary nurse Mike Lord.

A reward of $5,500 is being offered by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for shooting Cabela.

Anyone with information should immediately call the Humane Society at 813-231-6130 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or online at

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