MIAMI (WSVN) - A 2-year-old dog is on the road to recovery after becoming the victim of a cruel crime. 

The canine got some much needed care, and vets are hoping this four-legged friend can find a new home. 

It’s no denying, that this full of energy rotweiler is definetly a survivor.

His name is Roscoe, a stray dog who was found in Miami’s Brownsville neighborhood, Monday night with a bullet wound.

Police believe the person who pulled the trigger was a juvenile.

“According to reports from police, there were witnesses that say that someone did shoot him in the foot,” said Animal Services spokesperson Flora Beal.

That bullet broke two bones in his right paw.

That’s when he was taken to Animal Services in Doral, where he received care and was initially put up for adoption, but based off his injuries and examinations, he needed much more intensive care.

That’s when Gulfsteram Guardian Angels, a rescue group, stepped in, and for the time being, he’ll be in their custody and will get the help and rehabilitation he needs.

“Most likely, he will need surgery to repair the fingers, usually they put metal pins, and it’s a long recovery. He’s mostly going to be with us for at least two to three months,” said Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue’s Lucana Pinto.

Until then, they said he’ll be in good hands, and they’re positive this pup will find his forever home.

“He’s a young dog and has a good personality and upbeat, and I think he’ll recover really well, and he’s going to be well taken care of and receive a lot of love,” said Pinto.

Police are investigating the crime.

If you’re interested in adopting this four legged friend, click here.

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