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Staunton residents rally to aid wounded pit bull

Monday - 8/27/2012, 4:33am  ET

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - The owner of a pit bull shot during a home invasion in Staunton won't have to worry about his pet's medical bills.

According to The News Leader (, its report on the July 9 shooting of Shannon Baber's 55-pound dog prompted an outpouring of donations.

Westwood Animal Hospital office manager Elizabeth Cox won't say how much has been donated, but she says there's enough money to take care of the wounded pooch for a long time.

The dog, named Boss, suffered an entry wound to the chest, an exit wound in his side and was left with shrapnel in his left hind leg. Baber says Boss is now doing well.

Thirty-year-old James Miller is being held without bond and faces several felonies and a misdemeanor charge for allegedly shooting Boss.


Information from: The Daily News Leader,

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