A ten-month-old puppy was shot in the head three days ago by a deputy in Jones County, Ga., and miraculously, she has survived.
The puppy, named "Ammo," belongs to Anna “Chrissy” Musick; Musick had contacted the police on Sept. 22 to report a possible stolen vehicle on her property, and her attempt to alert the authorities to a crime, resulted in the near death of her puppy.
Musick recounts the details of that fateful day in her blog, Ammo the Survivor.
According to Musick, when she went to the sheriff's department to file a report, she advised the officers that she had two friendly dogs at her home, and asked them, twice, not to shoot them.
Musick had made the request in light of the breed of her dogs, and her knowledge that many people are afraid of pit bulls and mixes thereof.
Ammo's guardian claims that the officer, Sgt. D. Little of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, laughed and told her not to worry about it.
Following Musick's report, she was advised to stay at the station, while officers responded to her home to investigate and retrieve the stolen vehicle.
Tragically, the one thing that Musick feared the most happened when the officers arrived to her home.
Musick's roommate had let Ammo outside for a potty break just prior to the arrival of the police and according to the roommate, as soon as Sgt. Little stepped from his cruiser, he drew his gun and fired into Ammo's head.
Musick's roommate, Kyle Sewell, told one publication:
“About 5 minutes later is when the sheriffs pulled up, came flying in. Sgt Little was exiting the vehicle and as he was exiting I noticed he already had his sidearm trained on Ammo who was just sniffing around the ground wagging her tail. And then she looked up at him, did not growl, did not bark, and before I could say anything he fired his weapon. Shot her point blank in the head,”
Musick arrived not long after her puppy was shot and asked Sgt. Little why he shot her dog, especially after she had specifically advised him that the dogs on her property were friendly - he claimed that she said no such thing...
Since the shooting, Ammo has been fighting for her life at the AVS Animal Hospital.
On Wednesday, the following promising update was shared on the Facebook page which has been created for Ammo:
Just got off the phone with the Vet. Ammo is doing great after her surgery! She survived through the night, and they said she would be ready to go home in a few hours! I am in tears now!
Ammo's guardian has stated that complaints have been filed with the Jones County Sheriff's Department, and she is pursuing legal action.
Follow Ammo's story here.
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