CHOCTAW, Okla. - A disturbing picture of a bloody dog is making the rounds on Facebook.
The dog was allegedly shot by a neighbor in Choctaw.
Now, the dog’s owner wants justice.
“I just heard someone yell, 'Get the eff outta here' and heard four rapid gunshots,”said Hayley Booth Lamirand.
She instantly feared the worst.
She sent her boyfriend to find their two dogs.
They found their dog Apollo first.
“As soon as I went to check his back leg, I saw my other dog trying to get across the fence, and he was very bloody," she said. "It was just pouring out of his nose."
Charlie had been shot once.
The two dogs were on a neighbor’s property when it happened.
Lamirand said the man who shot them yelled that the dogs were attacking his horses, but she said she doesn’t believe that.
“I thought he was going to shoot me," she said. "I didn’t know that for sure, but I felt threatened."
The dogs were taken to the vet, and Lamirand was initially told Charlie would be okay, but that changed.
“Got a call a 1:30 this morning, the damage was too much and that he wasn’t going to make it and that there was nothing we could do to fix it," she said. "They need to euthanize him, and they did and, instead of coming home like he was supposed to, he’s coming home in a box."
She shoulders some of the blame by not having them tied up for the night.
“I will be honest, my dogs have gotten over their fence a lot," she said. "He has a bass pond back there, and they love to go swimming in it. They’ve gotten back there a handful of times, and there has never been a word said to me about it."
That’s why the amount of force used against her pets is unimaginable.
“Most of all, I want an apology, but I want him to pay. My children were out there. He really was reckless with that gun," she said. "When he shot four times, he missed him three. Those bullets could have ricocheted and hit my children or my boyfriend."
The Choctaw police chief said this will likely be handled in a civil manner.
But, Lamirand said she will continue to fight for justice for her dog.
Lamirand was given a ticket for the dogs roaming in the neighborhood.
The man accused of shooting the dogs was not home when we tried to get a comment from him.