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After surviving gunshot-like head wound, dog finally reunites with owner

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By: James Gherardi

FISHERS, Ind. (Nov. 21, 2014) - A family pet with a gruesome gunshot-like wound to her head was finally headed home on Friday.

Diamond, a Boxer-Pitbull mix, stole your hearts in September.  Ultimately, $10,000 was donated to help her family pay for all the surgeries and treatments she needed.

Friday, she was finally ready to head home to Southport, where she had an emotional reunion with her owner.

“Hi baby! Hi!” said Kirk Knisely, Diamond’s owner.

The emotional reunion played out in the lobby of the VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Fishers.

“It’s an awesome feeling, I’m shaking,” said Knisely.

In September, Diamond ran away from home.  When she was found 24 hours later, it was with a gunshot-like wound to her head.

“She’s like an angel dog and she’s everybody’s friend,” said Knisely.

She made what her surgeon said was a miraculous recovery.  A hat now covers a hole in her skull.  It’s a wound her doctor said won’t fully heal.

But after two surgeries a skin graph, and whole lot of healing, “You’re ready for Thanksgiving aren’t you?” asked Knisely.

This diamond finally headed home.

“Everybody misses her and everybody’s glad she’s going to be alright,” said Knisely.

It is still unknown how Diamond got her injuries.  She’ll likely need another surgery and will require checkups every two weeks.

If you’d like to help pay for Diamond’s treatments, you can donate to her veterinary clinic directly by calling (317) 578-4100.