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Emergency Care Spotlight: “Lucky,” victim of a BB gun attack is on the mend


In early November, Lucky, a 7-year-old Terrier, was rushed to VSEC after being shot with a BB gun. The bullet traveled up into his chest, which caused damage to his lungs and some internal bleeding. Emergency veterinarian Dr. Rachel Wallach and the team quickly attended to Lucky, who required a blood transfusion. After a few days of intensive care, Lucky was able to return home. He was shaken up by the experience but expected to make a full recovery.

Lucky was one of three dogs injured in this attack; however, he was the only one gravely wounded. Unfortunately, the Simi Valley Police Department suspended their investigation due to lack of information, and no one has been held responsible for this horrible crime.

How is Lucky doing now?

Lucky captured the hearts of many in our community after his story was featured in a Fox 11 newscast. We are proud to share that he is back home and doing great! According to his owner, Vincent Bazdarich, even though Lucky isn’t fully recovered, he is starting to run around and play again.

Lucky has completed his medication and is back in the care of his primary care veterinarian, who will oversee the remainder of his recovery process.

VSEC is here for you and your pet this holiday season

As a pet parent, there is nothing more frightening than having an ill or injured pet. We are proud to offer 24-hour emergency and critical care services 365 days of the year.

Our team understands your pets are important members of your family. We feel the same way! Rest assured our approach will always be to work with you and your pet’s primary care veterinarian in an efficient and compassionate manner.

If your pet experiences an emergency, we are open and ready to help throughout the entire year and especially this holiday season.

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