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Dog shot by owner, rescued by Portage Animal Protective League finds new home

Posted: 6:41 PM, Oct 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-11 18:41:01-04
Gemma Portage APL

RAVENNA, Ohio — A dog that was shot by her owner last year has found herself a new, loving home, according to the Portage Animal Protective League.

Gemma, a 2-year-old American bulldog, was shot in the shoulder by her intoxicated owner on Sept. 16, 2018, according to an article by News 5 media partner Record-Courier.

The woman who shot Gemma, Annette Musser, 38, was sentenced to 180 days in jail, fined $300 and ordered to pay $3,216.08 in restitution to Portage Animal Protective League, the article said.

After being shot, the Portage Animal Protective League took Gemma to the shelter. The bulldog underwent multiple surgeries and was able to be nursed back to health.

In January, Gemma was adopted but unfortunately did not get along with another dog in the home and was returned to the shelter.

On Friday, Portage Animal Protective League announced that Gemma had finally found a loving home where she fits in perfectly.

The shelter said it was excited for Gemma and grateful for the opportunity to help find dogs like Gemma find their forever homes.

When we save animals, we are committed to them. We make sure they are healthy and friendly and loved. They can stay as long as it takes for them to find the right home. Your dollars and support are the reason we can do this. We're sure Gemma would say thanks if she could.

Gemma will hopefully be spoiled rotten in her new home, a vast difference from how her life started.

To learn more about rescuing a pet in need at Portage Animal Protective League, click here.