WATCH: Dog rescued after it was shot twice and tied to rail tracks
A Florida dog was tied to railroad tracks and shot twice, but survived after police rescued the animal before she was hit by an oncoming train, authorities said.
The mixed-breed dog, named Cabela, was in stable condition on Thursday but was due to undergo a leg amputation, according to the Tampa Police Department, which is investigating the case.
According to TV station WTSP, Cabela's front right leg was shattered by one of the bullets.
Good news: Vets have saved the dog's leg.
"Cabela came through surgery with flying colours and four legs," said a post on the Facebook page of the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service.
The post added that the surgeon had decided to pin the leg instead of amputating it. Vets will have to wait six to eight weeks before knowing whether Cabela will regain full mobility.
The perpetrator is still at large.
Sources: Reuters,Tampa Police Department, Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service, WTSP