A nine-month-old Jack Russell terrier and border collie mix was shot in the head on Tuesday with a pellet gun in front of his home on the 600 block of Humboldt Street in Wausau, Wis. His owners were inside of the house and heard the puppy whine when he was hit.
According to the Wausau Daily Herald, the puppy named Jack was rushed to an emergency veterinarian's office where metal showed up in the puppy's skull after an X-ray was taken.
Sadly the puppy could not be saved and was humanely euthanized.
No one has any idea why someone would shoot an innocent puppy.
The Humane Society of the United States cites shooting, dog fighting, beating, and torturing as the most prevalent crimes committed against animals with cruelty to dogs happening twice as much as compared to cats.
Male adults commit 92% of animal cruelty with adults over the age of 22 committing 77% of the cases. Teens make up 22% of animal cruelty cases and children make up 1%. Even more worrisome is intentional animal cruelty frequently accompanies a history of family abuse and violence.
If you have any information as to the person responsible for shooting this innocent dog, please call the Wausau Police Department at (715) 261-7800. Let's get these criminals off the streets.
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