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Friday, December 10, 2010

White Sox Pitcher Mark Buehrle Pays Vet Bills for Dog Shot by Arrow

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Mark Buehrle: Dog's best friend.
  • Mark Buehrle: Dog's best friend.
A Shetland sheep dog with an arrow shot through its abdomen is recovering from surgery today.

Rescue workers in Alton discovered the dog early yesterday morning with an arrow protruding from both its sides and rushed the animal to a local veterinarian. A microchip embedded in the dog enabled authorities to track down the dog's owners, who, while upset by the news, said they had no way of paying the estimated $2,400 in veterinarian bills the surgery would require.

Enter Chicago White Sox ace Mark Buehrle. Buehrle grew up across the Mississippi River from Alton in St. Charles County and has reportedly agreed to cover all the veterinarian bills to see the dog recover.

Buehrle is reportedly a big dog lover, having donated before to animal shelters. He's also a big-time hunter -- with a big-ass truck -- who knows a thing or two about bows and arrows. He was bow hunting in 2007 when he bagged himself a black bear.

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