After an extremely competitive selecting process, a dog found shot on the side of a East County road finally met his new family. Chance, a golden retriever mix, was adopted by the Cavenaugh family Wednesday.
Chance had a bullet wound on his torso, which appeared to have pierced his lungs. X-Rays of Chance showed that the bullet was just half-an-inch away from puncturing his heart and killing him almost instantly.
County of San Diego Department of Animal Services
Dr. Cauble reviews Chance's latest X-rays with him. Had the bullet which punctured the dog's lungs strayed a half-inch up or down, it would have cut his Aorta of Vena Cava, and he would have bled to death in less than a minute, according to a post on the County Animal Services' Facebook.
The Cavenaugh family meets Chance.
"When we got the call, we were excited," said Sean Cavenaugh next to his wife and two kids. "We've been excited all week."
Finn Cavenaugh gives Chance a belly rub.
Chance the dog meets with the media after visiting with his new family.
It looks like Chance will be in no shortage of belly rubs now.
Chance and his new best friend.