In early 2015, Liz Haslam, who runs a rescue called BedsforBullies in Barnham, England, received a call from an animal protection group in Turkey about a bull terrier named Eric who’d been cruelly shot with a paintball gun.
They had found the poor thing in bad condition. He was covered in paint from being shot over 50 times, was left deaf and blind, and even had injuries on his face that led them to believe he had been involved in illegal dog fights. It’s very unlikely that he would have survived long without their help.
“It is a wonder it didn’t kill him straight away or he didn’t die from septicaemia from the filthy conditions he was living in,” Haslam said. She immediately wanted to take him in, but the trip to England alone would cost thousands of dollars.
— Bedsforbullies (@bedsforbullies) April 6, 2015
She was fortunately able to raise the money and got to meet Eric in September 2015.
Please give Eric a very warm welcome to the UK He has just arrived at HQ pic.twitter.com/gL7pYAuvSs
— Bedsforbullies (@bedsforbullies) September 26, 2015