Meanwhile, police continue to search for the man who shot Rambo and fled the scene.
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. A GoFundMe webpage was organized to help raise funds for Rambo's vet bills. His family is hoping to raise $8,000 to have the bullet removed from his shoulder area, and had raised $5,115 as of the afternoon of Jan. 6.
Access the fundraising page at s.gd/rambofund.
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.