PALM COAST, Fla. (WFLA) — A one-year-old pet has discovered a brand new house and is predicted to make a complete restoration after deputies stated it’s earlier proprietor shot it within the face.
Rocky, a Dutch Shepard, used to be a followed via a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office worker this week, simply over a month after police discovered it locked in a kennel with gunshot wound to the face.
According to the FCSO, on April 5, 911 dispatched won a number of calls from neighbors within the Seminole Woods house that claimed they heard a canine crying and a gunshot. When deputies arrived to the house referenced within the calls, 25-year-old Jamier Lee replied the door and instructed them that he hadn’t heard anything else.
Deputies stated they determined to research after Lee’s mannerisms was regarding. He additionally had recent blood on his face and a freshly dug hollow within the again backyard.
When detectives talked with Lee, they stated he instructed them a circle of relatives member woke him up since the canine had bitten her. Lee then grabbed a gun, took the canine outdoor and shot it as soon as within the head.
Lee dragged the canine right into a kennel within the bed room and locked it in in there, in keeping with deputies. An investigation confirmed the canine used to be within the kennel for 2 hours earlier than legislation enforcement were given there.
The FCSO stated Lee attempted to scrub the blood off his porch to forestall someone from studying what came about.
After Lee confessed to taking pictures the canine, deputies stated they went inside of the place they discovered Rocky visibly struggling. They took Rocky to the Flagler Animal Hospital for remedy.
According to the sheriff’s place of work, an exam discovered Rocky used to be shot via his snout and backside lip, and the bullet went into his neck and shoulder house, and thru his left entrance leg, breaking it. He used to be now not ready to position any weight at the leg for a while, simplest having the ability to hop round in brief bursts.
“This is a sick and twisted individual to try and reprimand an animal and leave it to die,” Sheriff Rick Staly stated. “To the neighbors who contacted us to report this incident, you may have very well saved this dog’s life. This was a great team effort everyone involved and I hope this guy never gets the privilege of owning a pet again.”
Lee used to be arrested on prison cruelty to animals and tampering with bodily proof fees.
Rocky continues to be therapeutic, however doing neatly, in keeping with his new circle of relatives. They additionally stated he’s a cheerful pet and doubt the declare made via Lee that he bit any person.
“He’s very playful, loves his toys, is great with our other dog, and loves everyone he meets,” the nameless adopter stated. “He’s never even growled at us, unlike his previous family claimed. A little love goes a long way!”