Horrifying injuries of a English Mastiff puppy who was shot over 60 TIMES with pellets and BBs! Police believe that the owner`s neighbour was responsible!
These are the shocking injuries of a puppy who was shot over 60 times by pellets and BBs. Jackson, who is a 100lb English Mastiff puppy, has holes across his body and still has some of the fragments lodged inside him.
His owner, 24-year-old Hayden Howard from Seymour, Indiana, said she actually at first thought that the marks were bug bites. Her neighbor Tim Woodward is arrested for some drug charges and police also believe he is maybe responsible for the attack on the dog.
The police discovered a BB gun and pellets at his home and are waiting for the laboratory tests to match them to the animal’s injuries!
Jackson’s owner first thought the marks were actually insect bites. On Saturday, she took the puppy to the vet after realizing that they were in fact holes. “He had some marks on him and we thought that they were bug bites and some stuff. But then Saturday night I started noticing all thw holes on him. I was completely in shock, I did not even know what to think,” she says.
Veterinarians shaved puppy`s hair back and then discovered his skin was in fact been punctured dozens of times. They removedover 20 pellets and seven BBs. Another 20 were still lodged in the dog`s body and they believe about 20 more hit him but bounced off his body.
Police checked the home of her next door neighbors. They found drug paraphernalia including marijuana and also methamphetamine but no animal cruelty arrests were yet made. He was arrested on the drugs charges and police are hoping to bring an animal cruelty charge against him soon. They actually found a BB gun and also a pellet gun inside his home along with pellets which visually match those pulled out of the English Mastiff puppy. Seymour Police Department Assistant Chief Craig Hayes says that this is the worst animal cruelty case he ever saw.