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BATON ROUGE - People are lining up to adopt a dog shot in the eye but the requirements to take him home are not easy to meet.

Last month, someone in Livingston Parish shot Winchester the dog and left him for dead. But less than a month later, he's fully recovered, and would be pet parents might find it hard to be the one who takes the dog home.

"It's not like adopting a child but it's fairly close," CARA Animal Rescue Director Helen Morales jokingly said.

Morales' group funded Winchester's recovery at Azalea Lakes Animal Clinic. With the amount of money and time spent on him, she wants Winchester to end up in a certain type of home.

"We want to know that the person adopting can afford vet bills, can afford to treat them for fleas, can afford to treat them for heartworms," she said. "He really would need to be in a place where there would be plenty of room for him. And there'd be enough time and attention given to him."

Several people contacted News 2 about adopting Winchester. The screenings to place him in a home could end next week.

You can find information on adopting Chester by clicking here and here.


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