Dog in Longview found with arrow and pellets lodged in chest, police are investigating

LONGVIEW, Texas - A horrifying discovery Wednesday when a dog in Longview was found impaled with an arrow and shot with pellets.

He's still alive. Found on the corner of Rawley Court and Glover Drive in Longview. He was picked up by animal control and brought to the Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center. Shelter supervisor Chris Kemper said, "He's been nothing but sweet and cooperative."

That's all they really know about this dog. Wednesday morning, animal services received a call that a dog needed medical attention. The concern initially was that he had an arrow lodged into his chest, "Anywhere from 6 to 8 inches," said Christine Prior the veterinarian at LACAC. 

After x-rays were done, the staff found a pellet also inside the dog. Kemper said, "That tells us the intent of the person, this tells us someone set this dog up and used this dog as target practice."

Just one day after arriving at the shelter, he is up and about, but still recovering. "He's alive and well, he's sore but he's breathing well and getting better" said Prior. 

After a new law set on September 1st, Kemper tells us that whoever is responsible for shooting the animal will be arrested and could face up to 10 years in jail. "We're hoping that we're going to be able to get some sort of information that's going to lead us to the person that injured this particular dog." 

In the meantime, He's winning over the hearts of everyone at the shelter. Even earing a new name. "We've decided we are going to name him Robin Hood. We're absolutely in love with him." 

They hope Robin Hood will make a full recovery and that the person responsible will be brought to justice. 

Police Investigating Dog Shot With Arrow

Longview Animal Services and Longview Police are currently investigating a case of animal cruelty. On October 12, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m., they were dispatched to the area near Rawley Court and Glover Drive. Animal Control officers located a dog that had been shot with an arrow but was still alive. They immediately took the dog to the Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center where he underwent emergency surgery to remove the 20" arrow that pierced his lungs. The shelter medical staff also learned the dog had been shot multiple times with a pellet gun and had a pellet still inside his body. The vet was able to remove the arrow and the dog survived. Police and Animal Services are asking anyone with information to come forward and contact them or call Crimestoppers at 903-236-7867.

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