Pug found dying on Boise street
On Wednesday January 2, 2012, David Broderick saw a small dog lying on Gekeler Lane, bleeding but still alive. Broderick put the pug in his car and drove him to Broadway Veterinary Hospital.
Popeye's owner, Denise Engebrecht, said her dog "Popeye" must have gotten out when her husband came home. "There was clearly some kind of penetrating trauma," said vet Darrin Everett, who's not exactly sure whether Popeye was shot. Everette believes something similar to a bullet entered the pug's lower right abdomen and exited near his rectum, rupturing his aorta and breaking his pubic bone. He said he couldn't stop the internal bleeding.
The dog had just turned 11, weighed 26 pounds or so and stood maybe a foot tall at the shoulder.
"It's not like he was attacking somebody's dog or he was a horrific beast," Engebrecht said. "I mean, he was a pug."
Boise police are investigating, and several people have been putting notices on Facebook. Anyone with information on the case can call police at 570-6181.