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Dog miraculously survives after owner pays hitman to kill it

By Mason White 9:53 AM May 1, 2014
The dog being rescued 

By: Anika Rao
A man wanted to get rid of his vicious dog so he hired a hitman to kill it.

The owner of the dog paid the hitman to kill his dog because he did not want to pay the £30 ($50) for a veterinarian to put it down.

The dog owner of Croatia, paid just £4 ($6.75) to the hitman to shoot the healthy dog and to get rid of it.
However, the dog named Olly, miraculously survived the shotgun wounds and icey waters. Fisherman Pawel Brodzky, was out with his son, who saw the dog floating in the Drava river.

“I saw the dog floating like a log in front of us and suddenly the front paw began moving as if it was waving to us,” Brodzky said.

The two took the dog to an animal shelter, where it was said to be in poor condition, but strong enough to survive.

Olly needed surgery for head and leg injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery within two months.

The dog, whose name was changed to Lucky, is up for adoption.

Brodzky saw the hitman place a gun into his car near the river in the village of Orehovec in northern Croatia. He took down the man’s license plate number and handed it over to police.

The hitman now faces one year in jail on charges of animal cruelty.