The family of Rambo, a 4-year-old male American terrier that was shot in his owner's Menlo Park yard last week, is on its way to raising funds needed to remove the bullet from the dog's body.
Rambo was shot by a man on a bicycle who fled the scene the night of Dec. 29, and police are still searching for him. After being taken to emergency veterinary services, the dog returned home safely, and his family has raised more than $5,000 of the needed $8,000 needed to pay to remove the bullet lodged in him, according to a GoFundMe fundraising webpage.
Menlo Park police officers responded to a call reporting gunfire on the 1100 block of Hollyburne Avenue in Menlo Park at around 8:40 p.m. that night. When they arrived, they found Rambo suffering from a gunshot wound that the owner was tending.
The owner reported that he had seen an unknown Hispanic male in his teens or early 20s, wearing a black hooded jacket and dark colored pants, riding a dark-colored mountain bike by his home.
When the young man saw the dog in the owner's yard, he allegedly stopped his bike, pulled out a handgun, and fired a shot at the dog before fleeing. He was reportedly last seen riding northbound on Pierce Road.
The owner said Rambo was shot for no apparent reason, police said.
Access the fundraising page here.
Police are actively investigating the incident and ask anyone who might have information about the case or who witnessed the incident to call the police department at (650) 330-6300 or the anonymous tip hotline at (650) 330-6395.