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READING, Pa. -- A man is hoping the public will help him pay to amputate his pit bull's leg.

William Singleton of Reading said his seven-month old pit bull, "Baby Girl," was shot in the leg while trying to scare away two armed bandits.

"I was in shock," said Singleton. "I didn't know what was going on."

The attempted robbery occurred in the 200 block of Jameson Place in Reading around 7:30 Friday night.

While a guest was leaving, Singleton said the two men rushed into his home.

While tussling with one of the robbers in the entrance hallway, the other robber entered his home and encountered "Baby Girl."

Singleton said he then heard a shot.

"Like 'pow,' one shot, and that was it," said Singleton. "They running out the door."

Singleton said "Baby Girl," despite being hit in the leg with a bullet, still continued to chase the criminals.

The dog suffered a shattered elbow. Veterinarians said her leg needs to be amputated.

"The last two nights she's been up most of the night crying," said Vicky Hoffman of the Wyomissing Animal Hospital.

Hoffman said "Baby Girl" is on heavy doses of painkillers to ease the pain, but her leg needs to be amputated quickly.

Singleton said he has a message for the bandits.

"Stop dropping out of school, thinking the streets is all that," said Singleton. "The streets ain't all that. In the streets, you going to end up in the grave."

If you'd like to help "Baby Girl," donations can be sent to:

Wyomissing Animal Hospital
c/o Baby Girl's Surgery
35 Commerce Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Help Sought For Dog Shot By Intruders - Regional News - Berks Story - WFMZ Allentown

OCD Bullyologist
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Awww man that's so sad! These dogs are so determined though. Not surprising she kept chasing the intruders. Thanks for sharing, Katie and I hope this poor girl gets the help she needs.

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thats very sad , im not surprised she kept chasing them either tough little dogs they are. glad the gun wasnt used on the guy though and that they took off when they did coulda been alot worse by the sounds of it, hope she gets her surgery soon.

parasite killer
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awww poor lil girl. I really hope she gets the help she needs. I hope her owner figures something out right quick so she doesn't keep suffering. I would be pawning stuff or selling like nuts on craigslist, or I just wouldn't pay a few bills....poor lil puppy.
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