A dog, who was a best friend to a cancer-stricken child in Oklahoma, died after being fatally wounded by the arrow from a bow-hunter, reported News On 6. The dog, named “Tank,” was shot by a hunter in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, two weeks ago.
According to Shelby Shuffitt, grandfather of 12-year-old Junior Gray, who is battling Leukemia, when confronted about the cruel deed, the hunter tried to claim that the dog, who acted as a therapy dog to the child, had tried to bite him.
Tank’s family doesn’t believe that their dog would have ever tried to bite someone – they claim that it was not the type of dog that he was. The man who shot the arrow into the dog’s head will not face charges – in fact, the incident was not even reported to the authorities.
Shuffitt hopes that the tears in his granddaughter’s eyes will prove to be punishment enough to the hunter who killed Tank and broke a child’s heart.
(Photo screenshot via News On 6)