Veterinarian: Nylah the dog cheats death after shot in head

Nylah went missing, found with real bullet in head
Posted at 12:06 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 21:00:08-05

ALPINE, Calif. — Nylah the dog went missing for four days. 

When she was finally located Tuesday night six miles from home, the nine-month-old Great Pyrenees had a bullet hole straight through her head.

Veterinarians at Country Pet Hospital in Alpine were shocked the canine survived, they told 10News reporter Michael Chen.

Nylah was shot in the forehead and underwent emergency surgery to remove bullet fragments, according to doctors. 

The bullet missed her brain by centimeters, but it scraped the top of Nylah's skull and exited out the back of her head, crushing a portion of her skull.

Veterinarian doctors said she should be dead but miraculously, Nylah was back home after just one day.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist Nyah's owners with vet bills, with the remainder to be used as a reward to find whoever harmed her. 

For updates to this story, follow Michael Chen on Twitter at @10NewsChen.

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy.