“Fighting the good fight:” Husky shot in the head continues recovery

New Shot Husky
Image Credit: Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue / Facebook

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. — A husky found shot in the head in Franklin County last Saturday, Sept. 10 may be on the way to recovery.  

The dog had been found in the area of Larkspur Road. Residents had reported the injured animal to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office.  

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the owner has since been identified and charged with animal cruelty in the second degree.    

The husky, named Rikki, has been entrusted to the care of Mikey’s Chance Canine Rescue. 

The canine rescue posted to Facebook Tuesday, saying Rikki was “fighting the good fight.”  

The clinic has been attempting oral medication to see if she can keep them down and has introduced small amounts of baby food.  

A fundraiser for Rikki’s care has raised nearly $4,000. 

Mikey’s Chance says it is cautiously optimistic that she will pull through.