My Dog Nena was shot by police help

Please help my dog Nena who was shot by the police.

At around 10 pm, I went outside to investigate my dog named Brownie, who was tied up and barking, letting me know somebody was on the premises (I knew there
was a criminal on the loose in the area, because of the search helicopter, and I had also spoken to the police about it ) I went outside to investigate who was there, and that is when I then saw lights from the side of my RV, on my property. I then said, "who's that?" and was met with an angry officer who began to yell and scream at me . I advised him that he was on my property, and at that time he began yelling even more aggressively towards me.

When he started yelling, my other dog Nena came outside to see what was going on & she noticed a new dog on our property that she had not seen before. She started jogging over to the K9 in a non-aggressive manner to check out the new dog, who she did not know – just as all dogs do when they meet a new dog-. As she was jogging over to the K9, I was yelling for her to come back so she would not go up to the K9, but it was too late as she was already up to the K9 on our property. The K9 proceeded to bite her followed by her trying to defend herself .

At that moment, the police proceeded to shoot my dog, Nena. She and I started screaming in agony, as I just witnessed her get shot in front of my eyes! The entire time this was all taking place, she never left her property, which is enclosed with an invisible fence system.

Right now I am looking at an unknown amount of money to rehabilitate her. She was shot in her back and has broken back and severe nerve damage. Due to the nerve damage, she is now paralyzed on her back leg. She currently cannot walk & is going to need physical therapy and rehabilitation, and may possibly need amputation of the leg that has lost all function. The bullet is still in her body, and they're not sure if that is going to inhibit her recovery from loss of function of her hind leg. This has been the most horrible experience I have ever witnessed, and I am praying that she is able to continue a happy life as she has for the last 9 years that that I have had her. If you, or any one you know could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Nena Rivera 
Golf View Manor, FL
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