According to Nardo’s report, The bullet entered the couch and then struck Opie twice, leaving a total of 4 bullet holes in the tiny feline’s body. The bullet then ricocheted and hit the couch Angelica was sleeping on before finally stopping in a love seat pillow. The pillow was merely inches from Daemire.
A hero in disguise
As for Opie’s role, Sipe explained to Fox43 that the bullet “came in the top of his head, out the bottom of his neck, and back into his shoulder and out his armpit rib area.” After the very traumatic event, Opie had muscle damage and was taken into surgery. He has a drainage tube and stitches, but is expected to be alright.
Nardo reports Angelica is certain that had it not been for Opie, the bullet may have struck Daemire. She was given the option to put Opie down, but knew she had to save his life. Opie is expected to recover, and live happily with child he saved, and the family he loves.
Get Your Dog Microchipped For a Permanent Identifier. A scan of your dogs microchip will give all of your personal information to help with a speedy reunion, just remember to update your information with the microchip company if you move. (microchips are also one of the ways a court can make a decision regarding ownership of a dog, if it ever came to that)
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Check out Opie’s video on the next page >>
Warning: some of the images are graphic.
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If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.