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Cabela The Dog Shot, Tied To Railroad Tracks In Florida

03/05/2015 05:54 am ET | Updated Mar 06, 2015

Officers in Tampa, Florida, have rescued a dog who was shot twice and tied to railroad tracks -- and now she needs the public's help.

Police responded to reports of three shots fired at about 5:23 p.m. on Wednesday, and discovered the pup, named Cabela, according to WTSP. The 1- to 2-year-old mixed breed had been shot in the neck and shoulder, and was tied to the tracks with a belt.

Cabela was freed and taken to the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Center. UPDATE: Vets told the station that she's recovering and that her leg was saved from amputation.

You can help. In a Facebook post, the Tampa Police Department listed a number for those wishing to make donations to the vet: (813) 265-4043.

Police are still looking for suspects, and ask that anyone with information call (813) 231-6130.

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