A dog was found in a garbage bag tied to a fence on a quiet road fighting for its life after being shot in the face.

Tami Augustyn’s neighbor was driving down Bulldog Lane in Conroe Saturday morning when a contractor’s garbage bag was spotted tied to a t-post. The neighbor noticed the bag moving and stopped to investigate. Another neighbor had seen the bag on his way to work around 2:45 AM but thought it was just trash. When the bag was ripped open a wounded dog covered in blood crawled out and managed to walk about two yards before collapsing on the ground.

Neighbors called animal control, but got no response. That’s when they turned to Tami for help. Tami is known for rescuing distressed animals and immediately went to investigate once she received the call.

Tami knew all the veterinary clinics would be closing at noon on a Saturday and after seeing the condition the dog was in she took him to Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe on West Dallas. Since the dog was completely covered in blood she initially thought it was a “Bait Dog”. It was later determined the dog had been shot in the face with buckshot in the middle of a cold night, shoved in a garbage bag, and left along the road to die.

Tami, who has dedicated much of her adult life to rescuing animals, isn’t surprised. “Dogs love unconditionally. You’ll never find anyone or anything that loves you like a dog. Why would you injure something like that? I don’t understand’, Tami said. She says people don’t care about their animals, they allow them to run free and don’t spay / neuter. Others dislike dogs and shoot them when they find them on their property.

Buck, as the dog has been named, is a mixed breed weighing 60-70 pounds and approximately 3 years old. Buckshot lodged in his face, neck, shoulders, mouth, gums and in his eyes. When Tami arrived at the clinic with the dog, he was suffering from hypothermia after spending at least 10 hours alongside the road in a garbage bag. Luckily, she got Buck there in time and Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe was able to stabilize him. The clinic is a state of the art facility and has been providing after hours and weekend emergency care for wounded animals in the Conroe area since 1978.

Dr. Ron Hendrick, a Veterinarian with Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe says he sees animals wounded as badly as Buck about once a month and injured animals on a daily basis. Dr. Hendrick said Buck is a sweet dog and his prognosis is good, but both the dog’s eyes contain buckshot and damage is most likely permanent. Buck shows signs of hearing loss and may have sustained brain damage that affects his mental capacity. Buckshot is usually removed from wounds, but not from the eyes. Buck will see a specialist Monday morning to help determine the extent of his vision loss. He will also be x-rayed to see why he is experiencing difficulty walking and moving.

Tami says Buck has perked up a little today and is able to lift his head but still can’t move properly. She faces rapidly increasing medical bills in her effort to save this dog. Current veterinary charges are estimated at over $3,000, and at least another $2,000 will be needed to continue providing specialized medical care for Buck. Tami is asking for donations to help with costs.

To make a donation:

· Call Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe at 936.539.3800

· Donate via PayPal to [email protected]

A Facebook page “Buck Needs Bucks for his Buckshot Injuries” documenting pictures of his wounds and medical bills has been created.






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  5. LocalDrifter

    You morons. There are no minor traffic violations. Many times those minor violations lead to major accidents.

    (There needs to be an intelligence test that must be passed before being allowed to post here.)

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  8. Beau

    Animal abuse is a symptom of sociopathy. It is not a question of if the person who did this to the dog will, but when they will move to the next step and start murdering people. Every able bodied person in Mongomery County needs to be looking for the person that did this.

  9. rocco623

    I agree with an earlier posting, how about chasing down these criminals and scumbags and laying off the minor traffic offenses? I mean seriously, i received a ticket for overdue inspection? are you for real?

  10. LocalDrifter

    This just came to me…. Where’s the Donkey Dragger? He in jail or he get some sap to bail him out? He’s proved he’s soulless enough to do this type of stuff. His ankle monitor will either be his alibi or put him at the scene of this crime.

  11. Rick

    There are some sick individuals out there. It makes you wonder how anyone who would treat a defensive animal like this treats other humans (or children). I know the law only considers animals as property, but they can offer such unconditional love they become more than just property or pets. I hope law enforcement can find out who did this (but more than likely will be unable to) and prosecute them to the fullest.

  12. bobbyd

    I hope the BA****D that did this gets the SAME THING done to him/her!!.
    We NEED to PUNISH the perps the same way that was done to their victims.
    Kill someone by a gunshot,guess what,You will be killed by gunshot.Easy Peasy!!
    Then this country would have a better chance of survival.

  13. LocalDrifter

    The sad thing here is that somewhere out there in MC are women who would overlook this behavior in a man and marry the creep that did this while fine, splendid Drifters like me get overlooked.

    Nice to see a well compiled report here. Good job.

  14. shmily1973

    What is wrong with people? How someone could be so cruel is just beyond my scope of comprehension! Special place in h3ll waiting for the low life guilty of such cruelty!

  15. LazyCop

    think of all the taxpayer money and public servant time spent on this dog…find the owner and put him in jail…take a break from minor traffic enforcement guys and find these flagrant criminals roaming our county.

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