In Forrest City, AR a dog shooter is on the loose. In less than a week two dogs have been shot, one resulting in death.
“Mozart,” a young Saint Bernard mix survived after he was shot at close range in the head. His owner, Terri Pittman says over the weekend, “Mozart” went for his usual walk to a neighbor’s house. But, she says he didn’t make it there and never returned. Pittman says she got a call from one of her neighbor’s Sunday night, telling her “Mozart” was under their carport and it looked like he had been shot in the face.
Pittman says, “He was covered in blood down the front of his chest. His eye was swollen shut and his face was two times its normal size. He looked horrible.”
Pittman says the vet removed 13 dove pellets from her dog’s face. He had a successful surgery and is on the mend. Six year-old Austin has been helping “Mozart,” with his recovery. He says, “We have to paint his sore spot with yellow paint and we have to give him two medicines to make him feel better.”
The other shooting being investigated by Forrest City Police took place on Virginia Circle, last Wednesday. The Fogg’s 10-year-old son was playing in the front yard with their Border Collie mix. He went in the house for a few minutes, he returned to find his dog shot. Unfortunately Shadow died from his wounds.
What a despicable and cowardly act, this person needs to be found.
If anyone has information on either of the dog shootings, call Forrest City Police at (870) 633-3434. There is a reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction.