The dog who was shot by Hatboro police last month had a successful surgery and is now home recovering, according to her owner. The dog sustained injuries to her leg after the May 24 incident.
Hatboro police shot Lola, the 3-year-old boxer mastiff, after she escaped her yard near County Line Road.
The friends and family of Lola started an online fundraising page to help offset the cost of vet bills associated with injuries from the shooting. The GoFundMe page recently surpassed its $6,000 fundraising goal goal.
"Thank you so so much to all who have donated to save Lola her second chance at life is all dedicated to you amazing people," her owner posted to the GoFundMe page. "Lola had a successful surgery and is now home recovering we have a long road ahead of us but all your continued support and prayers makes it worth it."
According to a summary on the GoFundMe page, Lola was shot after she left her yard and approached a neighbor in a “friendly manner.”
However, local police tell a different story.
Police Chief James Gardner told The Intelligencer that the dog was at large and became aggressive with three women who were trying to get control of it. When police arrived, it charged at an officer, who then fired four times, The Intelligencer reported.
However, neighbors told the publication that Lola is “loving” and “energetic” and not aggressive with neighborhood dogs.