- On September 20, 2017
Russell was shot twice: once in the face and once in his shoulder. Russell received emergency care from Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS), and his case was sent to the Baltimore City Police Animal Abuse Unit.
Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (AARF) of Baltimore, Md took over care for his surgery, recovery, and rehabilitation, for which a Sparrow Fund grant helped pay. He recovered in a foster home with a feline pal, and is now looking for his forever home.