BLANCHARD, Okla. – Police are searching for the person responsible for targeting a 1-year-old dog with a bow and arrow.
Erin Dodson came home Monday afternoon to find her Pit Bull “Spaz” shot full of arrows, the target of animal cruelty.
“He wasn’t crying, he wasn’t nothing,” Dodson said. “He just looked at me and he was so, such sad eyes.”
Her children said they couldn’t believe someone would do that to their pet.
“No, there’s no way nobody could be that cruel and shoot my dog with a bow and arrow,” her 13-year-old son, Joey, said.
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Dodson called police then rushed Spaz to Animal Emergency Center for surgery.
Dr. Joe Bills Reynolds pulled three arrows out of Spaz.
He has treated many injuries where dogs were accidentally shot but he said to see one deliberately targeted is disturbing.
“This is someone’s pet, someone’s kid,” he said. “You know, they just don’t need to be doing that kind of thing. It’s really sad.”
Reynolds said Spaz is an incredibly lucky dog; a few inches one way or the other and the arrows would have killed him.
“I’m very, very fortunate that these were practice arrows and not the arrows that are more razor-tipped,” Reynolds said. “They would have caused a tremendous amount of more damage to the dog.”
For now, Spaz is limping his way to recovery.
Doctors said if all goes well, Spaz should be going home Wednesday.
Police said they do not have any suspects so far.
They said they would like to speak to anyone who may have information in this case.
The surgery to save Spaz’s life was about $3,000.
If you want to help the family with their medical bills, call Erin Dodson at (405) 246-5053.