UPDATE: The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for shooting two dogs last week.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two dogs are recovering at the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division after they were found with gunshot wounds.
Now, authorities are searching for the person who pulled the trigger.
Dezi and Lucy are nearly two-year-old terrier mixes that are very lucky to be alive.
NewsChannel 4 visited them Wednesday afternoon and it was hard to tell they were in pain, but just a day earlier, they were not doing so well.
Dezi came to the clinic with a bullet hole through his back, and Lucy had a gunshot wound near her eye.
"Obviously, the person who tried to hurt them wasn't a good shot because this could have killed them and luckily, it didn't," Julie Bank, with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, said.
The two were rescued Tuesday near N.E. 63rd and Douglass after someone found them. Those caring for the dogs now believe the kind and loving K9s were dumped.
"They did come in very dirty, with lots of ticks and fleas. So we believe that they'd been out there for a while," Bank said. "When we see an animal left like this. This could be infected. They could have died. It hurts a lot and you know? We're grateful that we were able to get them," Bank said.
Now the focus is to get the duo back on track.
"We do have to worry about infection. We're watching that pretty closely, but if no infection occurs, then they really dodged a bullet," Bank said.
Hopefully, when the pups are better, they will find a forever home.
Whoever shot the pooches could face felony charges. If you think you know anything that could help police, call Crime Stoppers. A cash reward is being offered.