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Indiana patrol officer rescues, and later adopts the dog after finding the shot in the face, covered with bleach

Winx is “loving and caring that is enough to make you cry,” Patrol Officer Timothy Elliot, the dog has a new owner, it said.

(Timothy Elliot)

A pit bull that is included in the face and was covered with bleach in May, was officially adopted this week by the same patrol officer who rescued him.

On 9 May, Timothy Elliott, a patrol officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department fielded a call about an injured dog that had wandered into a local post office.

Winx found “lying in a pool of blood,” Elliot says. This picture was taken on the same day he was found.

(Timothy Elliot)

When he arrived at the scene, Elliot saw the dog “in the corner in a pool of blood,” Elliott told Fox News on Saturday, adding that there was “an overwhelming smell of cleaning products,” then he walked into the area where the pup was. The smell was later determined to be bleach.

But despite his injuries — including a gun wound to his left eye, a bleach burn on his right eye, a broken jaw and a few cracked teeth — the dog, later named “Winx,” still wagged his tail, managing to walk over to Elliot where he leaned his body against the officer’s legs before falling down at his feet.

It was at that moment, Elliot said, that he felt a connection with the dog, who was taken by Indianapolis Animal Care and Control officials.

The sphere (on the left) went by the pup’s left eye and became lodged in his throat.

(Timothy Elliot)

Later, Elliot, determined to find a home for the dog, visited Winx with his wife, Tiffany.

“She sat down on the ground and [Winx] came to her and sat between her legs,” Elliot said, adding that the puppy seemed to smile.

The couple then took Winx house to promote him. But it didn’t take long to decide that she wanted to keep him for good.

“After a few days, we decided to adopt him,” he said. But in reality, Winx, “made the decision for us.”

Winx is healthy and happy, Elliot says.

(Timothy Elliot)

Winx underwent a surgery on his damaged eye. Veterinarians determined that the bullet had traveled Winx left orb, which fragments. The rest are way to the pup’s throat, where it remained lodged until it was removed. He also had a procedure on his jaw and was unable to eat solid food for some time.

Investigators with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are still looking for that harmed Winx. The authorities have a lead, Elliot said, but don’t have enough evidence to go forward with animal cruelty charges.

“He was bound and determined not to give up.”

– Timothy Elliot

Although the road to recovery is long, Elliot said Winx “seems to be painless and happy,” adding that the couple’s other pets — a German shepherd with the name Porter, another pit bull named Yards and two cats — along well with each other.

Despite the cruelty he has experienced, Winx “loving and caring,” he said, adding that Winx adoption was made official this week, after he was medically cleared.

“He was so strong; another breed of dog might be dead, which is one of the reasons why I wanted him home,” he said. “He was bound and determined not to give up.”

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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