Published: Mar 19, 2014 2:16 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 19, 2014 4:16 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Gulf Coast Humane Society took in a 10-month-old dog, in need of the Second Chance Fund, over the weekend.

Skyler, a Hound mix from Clewiston, came to the GCHS this past weekend after having been shot in the eye with a BB gun. According to Skyler’s family, who surrendered him to Clewiston Animal Control, neighborhood kids shot him in the eye.

Clewiston immediately contacted the Gulf Coast Humane Society and he was transferred to the GCHS over the weekend.

Dr. Whitney Whitford, DVM, with Animal Medical Center, evaluated Skyler and determined the best course of treatment is to remove his eye.

With a discount, Skyler’s surgery is estimated at $800, this amount does not include previous or continuing medication. The Second Chance Fund directly offsets the medical cost for those pets with needs beyond routine medical care and allows people to donate directly to the care of the Gulf Coast Humane Society’s sick and special needs animals. Skyler’s need for surgery makes him the perfect candidate for the Second Chance Fund.

For more information about Skyler or the Gulf Coast Humane Society’s Second Chance Fund call 239-332-0364 or email: