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Owner is stunned after her 'miracle' dog survives being shot 40 TIMES in the head by shotgun pellets

A dog who was shot more than 40 times in the head by a shotgun has remarkably survived in what his owner branded a ‘miracle’

Naiko, a three-year-old white Swiss shepherd, was wounded when it wandered off near its house in the south-western French department of Gironde on Sunday.

When it returned, the dog’s owner Sarah Galeazi found it covered in wounds and immediately took it to the vet.

Naiko, a three-year-old white Swiss shepherd who was shot more than 40 times in the head by a shotgun, has remarkably survived

Naiko, a three-year-old white Swiss shepherd who was shot more than 40 times in the head by a shotgun, has remarkably survived

The dog (pictured before its injuries) was wounded when it wandered off near its house in the south-western French department of Gironde on Sunday

The dog (pictured before its injuries) was wounded when it wandered off near its house in the south-western French department of Gironde on Sunday

Some of the pellets were embedded so deep in the dog’s head that they could not be removed safely.

A large shotgun shell can normally hold up to 18 pellets, meaning the perpetrator likely reloaded before continuing to fire.

Ms Galeazi told French news site Demotivateur: ‘The dog received 25 shots of buckshot in the head at close range. It took a pellet in the eye. There is very little chance he will come out of it.

Owner Sarah Galeazi initially counted 25 pellets but the vet, based in the commune of La Reole in Gironde, said the dog had more than 40 in its head.

Owner Sarah Galeazi initially counted 25 pellets but the vet, based in the commune of La Reole in Gironde, said the dog had more than 40 in its head.

‘The dog is so nice, there is no reason to shoot it. It’s inexcusable!’

The owner initially counted 25 pellets but the vet, based in the commune of La Reole in Gironde, said the dog had more than 40 in its head. 

Naiko was placed under observation with Ms Galeazi fearing the worst but remarkably the dog survived.

Some of the pellets were embedded so deep in the dog's head that they could not be removed safely

Some of the pellets were embedded so deep in the dog’s head that they could not be removed safely

It has lost the use of its left eye after two pellets were fired there. 

The vet said: ‘We couldn’t remove all the pellets, some of them are too deep.’

Owner Sarah Galeazi said: ‘It is a miracle that Naiko is still alive.’

She has filed a complaint this week at the gendarmerie in La Reole and has alerted animal rights organisations L214 and the Fondation Brigitte Bardot.

An investigation has been opened.

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