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Adopted 5/11/09

  • Gender - Male
  • Age/DOB - 6/07
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 68 lb
  • Spayed/Neutered - Yes
  • Taken in on  - 8/27/08
  • Available as of - 2/09
  • Housebroken - Yes
  • Obedience trained - Yes
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Unk
    • with kids -  some
    • with the elderly - probably not
  • Temperament - Magnum is very sweet and desperate for attention. He hasn't had much in the way of training or learned any manners. He seems to have been neglected in all ways from feeding to socialization. But he tries really hard. He wants so much to please.

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We got Magnum from the shelter in Salem, OR. He was found stray, starving and with shotgun wounds down his entire right side. He also had cherry eye in both eyes. We later found out he had an old injury, a dislocated hip that had been left untreated and had healed incorrectly. His hip wasn't painful for him, but he didn't have full normal range of motion in the hip, so sometimes he'd sort of hop a step or two. Someone took a shot at him with a shot gun from about 10'-15' away with Magnum facing head on at them. The shot grazed his ear, and he was just plain lucky it didn't cut it clean off. Then it grazed his shoulder and ribcage. The worst damage was on his hip and thigh. It put about a 4" round wound in his thigh. Estimates were anywhere from 5 to 7 days between the time he was shot, and the time he was taken in as a stray and saw a vet. In that time his wounds had filled with maggots. The good news is the maggots kept the wounds clean and limited infection. But when he was first taken in they said you could smell him a block away because of the maggots. At 68 lb. we estimated him to be 30 to 40 lb. underweight. Magnum is small for a Dane but he still should weight about 100 lb. or so. Magnum was intact and was trying to hump anything that moved when he first got here. He struck us as immature and I'd guess he was probably around a year to a year and a half old. Since he got here, he has put on over 20 lb. and we have had him neutered and had his cherry eye repaired. Our vet doesn't feel like there is anything we can do for his hip at this point, but we are monitoring that. Magnum gets along well with the other dogs here. He needs work on his general manners but he is fairly easy to train as he is desperate to please as well as being highly food motivated.

This is the second gunshot victim we've taken in. The first was a few years ago and he came to us from a shelter in Canada. When it came time to name him we called him Magnum, a reference to guns, as a sort of humorous tip of the hat to what he'd had to go through. Some folks just didn't get my sense of humor and were upset with me over his name. When we got the call for this latest gunshot victim and we asked what his name was, we were stunned to hear it was also Magnum. So I asked about his name. Turns out the vet that worked on him gave him the name for pretty much the same reasons we gave our previous gunshot victim the name. Seems both that vet and I have the same sort of warped sense of humor. I knew I was going to take him as soon as they called me about him, but when I heard his name and got the story on how he got the name, I just knew he was meant to be here.

 Here is a link to the magnum's page on the website of the vet that treated him when he was first brought into animal control http://lastchanceclub.org/realtail_MAGNUM.asp

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