X-rays reveal a single bullet in his spine. He is paralyzed from in the rear, and needs specialist spinal surgery.

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Buck passed away, see notes below

Hiding in the desert with

paralysis in the back.

Buck was trapped in the desert halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He had been living in a small cave washed out by recent rain, probably doing his best to hide from the wild animals like coyotes that roam the area. He is able to get around, but he has to drag his rear legs, and has open wounds from pulling himself over the rough ground and rocks.

Rescuer Allen Boartfield heard about him being out there for a while, and a kind woman who found Buck’s little den sent the exact coordinates in the desert. Poor Buck was starving, so a trap with some delicious chicken and clean, cool water? It worked! See the video above.

Allen took him to the vet right away, and x-rays show one bullet, right in the top of his spine. The general practice doctor was not sure if Buck would benefit from surgery or not, but Allen contacted a spinal specialist at IEVSS and they want to see Buck on Monday. The surgeon is saying it will be about $9000-11,000 for the procedure.

Wounds from dragging himself around:

The vet office is scary, when you’ve never been before:

Buck is probably about a year old. He is a very nice dog, and friendly. This young boy may be able to walk again, and he has already been failed by people so much! Not only was he shot by someone, but the are where is was found has no animal control any more, so no one was going to save if it had not been for Allen! Let’s get him the care he deserves. All donations are paid only to the vet, and refunded if not used! (Detailed estimate and more info coming soon).

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  • Susan Brezney

    Dearest Buck~ May you never be failed by a human again ♥️🐾🥰

    March 7, 2024 at 11:50 am Reply

  • James Murray

    Poor thing did NOT deserve this.

    March 7, 2024 at 1:04 pm Reply

  • Cheri Christison

    Prayers for this boy and his strong desire for survival 🙏🏻

    March 7, 2024 at 1:13 pm Reply

  • Recil Bastareche

    God Bless you Allen for showing Buck that there are kind ppl in the world!! Sending love, hugs, & prayers to Buck!!♥️🐾🐶🙏

    March 7, 2024 at 2:34 pm Reply

  • Felicia Edwards

    Hoping Buck makes a full recovery. Thank you for helping him!

    March 7, 2024 at 3:08 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    With love, from p+h. We have a Tripawd cat and you are doing angels work.

    March 7, 2024 at 3:13 pm Reply

  • Claudine Meeker

    For Buck.

    March 7, 2024 at 7:54 pm Reply

  • Carol Moyer

    I’m donating to help this baby get the medical attention he needs. The great person who rescued him fought for this baby And want to help.

    March 7, 2024 at 10:06 pm Reply

  • Carol Mauk

    I am praying for this beautiful boy. God Bless you Allen for saving him.

    March 7, 2024 at 11:42 pm Reply

  • Mandy Diaddezio

    Poor baby. Please help him to walk again and find a loving home. I pray the scum who did this to him gets a healthy dose of karma.

    March 8, 2024 at 5:52 am Reply

  • Melissa Braden

    Praying hard for you Buck! ❤️

    March 8, 2024 at 7:31 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Hope Bullet is able to get the care he needs ❤️

    March 8, 2024 at 10:57 am Reply

  • Cristina Lira

    Best of luck on his recovery 🙏🏽

    March 8, 2024 at 11:32 am Reply

  • Yvonne Flores

    Thank you for saving them love u Buck

    March 8, 2024 at 11:41 am Reply

  • Amber Luna

    This is so heartbreaking.
    I hope Dear Buck is able to make full recovery and that whomever did this to him receives what they deserve.
    Thank you for helping him.

    March 8, 2024 at 12:16 pm Reply


      Karma always seems to find a way! I have witnessed plenty of karma over the years!

      March 9, 2024 at 10:31 am Reply

  • Naylea Hernandez

    I love animals and I can’t imagine my world without my doggy. Thank you for helping Buck and other rescues to give them a better life.

    March 8, 2024 at 1:30 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Let’s help poor Buck walk again! He deserves a second chance in life! No animal deserves to be shot!

    March 8, 2024 at 2:54 pm Reply

  • Keri Vanhaastert

    Hope you feel better Buck!

    March 8, 2024 at 3:08 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Buck, I hope you make a full recovery and find a loving home.
    Allen, god bless you.

    March 8, 2024 at 5:43 pm Reply

  • Esmeralda Sifuentes

    Sending lots of love to this sweet pup!

    March 8, 2024 at 9:38 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Chip in friends… This little guy needs our help. What ever you can give….. DO IT !!

    March 8, 2024 at 10:39 pm Reply

  • Claudia Quinn

    I am so sorry to hear of bucks passing . Thank you for trying to save him.
    Thank you for refunding but I will send it through again. Please use for the dog with the most urgent needs.

    March 9, 2024 at 10:54 pm Reply

  • K

    I sincerely hope whoever did this gets what is coming to them and karma tenfolds.

    March 10, 2024 at 3:43 am Reply


    My heart is broken! I really didn’t think Buck would pass away! People are cruel in this world! It seems like we’ve reverted back to the Middle Ages!

    Rest in peace sweet Buck!

    March 10, 2024 at 9:28 am Reply