"When he came in he was bleeding, he was covered in blood," said Gary Silverglat of M'Shoogy's Animal Rescue in Savannah.
Silverglat said the dog was shot on N. 23rd Street Sunday night between 5 and 7 p.m.
"You know, obviously, someone had to have heard a gun shot and knows possibly who shot this little dog," added Silverglat.
The bullet entered the dog's chest and exited through his left hind leg, missing most major organs, except for his bladder.
The pup underwent life-saving surgery at M'Shoogy's animal rescue center.
"We get this constantly, but right at Christmas time, the person who did this is a real creep, great macho support to go shoot some helpless animal. It's is inexcusable," said Silverglat.
For residents and dog owners, like Brian Mooney, they are not taking this lightly.
"You know, animals are apart of our lives they're just like kids. If they're going to do that to an animal who says they're not going to do that to a human," said Mooney.
A $1,000 reward has been issued for anyone who can provide information leading to the conviction of the shooter.
"It's not a small thing you know because you know animals are a living breathing creature.You know they deserve a chance just like us," said Mooney.
A chance at life, that these animal rescue workers are willing to fight for, even for the littlest creatures.
M'Shoogy's says they've received calls about a possible owner, but still no word on the shooter.
If you have any information, call 816 324-5824.