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Teen admits to shooting puppy with bow and arrow because it was a nuisance

In Madison County, North Carolina, an 18-year-old faces charges of felony animal cruelty after allegedly confessing to having shot a puppy in the neck with a bow and arrow, reports WlosNews.

On Thursday, Bryson Hensley turned himself into authorities, initially stating he had accidentally shot the dog. After interviews, however, Sheriff Buddy Harwood said the teen confessed to shooting the Dachshund mix because the puppy had been getting into trash and had become a nuisance.

The one-year-old puppy was found on Wednesday with an arrow through her neck along Buckner Branch Road. Fortunately the puppy, dubbed Grace survived surgery. Veterinarian Aaron Langley, with the Appalachian Animal Hospital, said the puppy was extremely lucky, and the arrow “missed everything important in the neck and then came out through the top.” Grace is expected to make a full recovery.

For anyone wishing to adopt this adorable pup (her owners have not come forward), the Madison County Animal Services announced the following on Grace’s YouCaring page:

“We are receiving many, many inquires regarding Grace and her future adoption status. At this time, Grace will be fostered by a staff member to closely monitor her recovery during the next couple of weeks. Once she is fully recovered from her wounds, and is cleared by her veterinarian, she will be spayed and made available for adoption. Her recovery period cannot be put on a timeline right now so I have no way of judging exactly when she will become available.”

For anyone interested in helping or adopting Grace, please contact shelter@madisoncountync.gov to be placed on the waiting list. Please remember there are many, many dogs – just as cute as Grace ready to be adopted now.

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(Photo via YouCaring)

  1. AVIS HOLT
    AVIS HOLT says:

    This kind of thing is happening more and more and should be top priority for animal welfare. PLEASE make stiffer laws concerning animal abuse and PLEASE do not show the perpetrator’s face. This is probably the reason they did this hellish thing, to gain notoriety! Seems they’ll do anything to have their 15 minutes of fame. SICKENING!!!

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    • Carmen Alvarez
      Carmen Alvarez says:

      Me too. Hospitals are too good for these lower forms of life. They should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. And for the 7 year old juvi. These are the young people that when they reach adulthood are criminals and murderes.

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  2. maxiemom
    maxiemom says:

    You know, there’s a simple way of keeping the dog out of your trash: COVER IT!!!! How hard could it be to keep a Dachshund mix out of the trash, unless you’re too darned lazy to cover your trash outside since this dog is not yours (and, BTW, I manage to keep my own trash out of the ‘hands’ of my much larger Aussie!). The scumbag should simply admit he wanted to shoot the poor dog and not make silly excuses………. Who raises these feral teens? What kind of parents do these critters come from? I’ll bet there’s a long line of animal cruelty in that family tree going back generations.

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  3. Barkley's Mom
    Barkley's Mom says:

    Bryson Hensley is an 18 year old POS. If he will do this to an innocent dog, then what will he do to a human that annoys him? I hope they put him away!

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  4. Marissa
    Marissa says:

    I seriously hope that little jerk gets exactly what he has coming to him. He made the choice now he can live with his stupidity ! happy to hear that little Grace will be okay !

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  5. Penny's Dachshund
    Penny's Dachshund says:

    AND JUST “WHO” do we suppose this” YOUNG PUKE” learned this behavior …. HIS PARENTS Do YOU think!! BINGO!!!! Hope they are proud of their Spawn!!!! Then of Course this after all is NORTH CAROLINE and Where do the readers of this site see the majority of this type of animal abuse…THE HELL YOU SAY NORTH CAROLINA!!!! YOU guys should be proud of you selves…. May the can revive a Deliverance Series or IN the Heat of The NIGHT DOWN in your fine STATE!!!!

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    • Linda
      Linda says:

      It seems you are painting all parents with the same paint brush. Believe it or not some parents try to raise their kids right but at 18 (and younger in some cases) the kids start making their own decisions. Unfortunately they don’t always make the right ones. The same with painting the majority of abuse cases coming from N.C. Again there are a lot of good decent caring people in that and most states. Unfortunately it’s usually the ones that are cruel that get the headlines. If that was my son, he would know better than to do anything like that. If he did I’d tell the cops to charge him to the full extent of the law!

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      • Audrianna
        Audrianna says:

        Linda shut up. Before defending a low life with most likely low life parents just shut your mouth. Energy better spent elsewhere, sooo…. Shhhhhhh.

      • Penny's Dachshund
        Penny's Dachshund says:

        Sad thing is THAT our SOCIETY does NOT want to face this issue because it quite frankly “SMACKS TOO MANY OF YOU FAMILIES RIGHT IN THE FACE”! The abused and battered BECOME the ABUSERS AND THE BATTERS!!!! The MONKEY see MONKEY DO SYNDROME !!!!

  6. Carol Ellis
    Carol Ellis says:

    Enforce the laws for animal abuse. 18 yr old knows he was wrong. .next step is harming children. ..keep him out of parks, schools grounds …my neighborhood!

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  7. Nancy Albino
    Nancy Albino says:

    I hope this POS monster gets prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and that includes JAIL! Furthermore, what’s an 18-yr old doing with a GUN ?? Maybe the NEXT time he’s pissed off, he’ll shoot a PERSON!

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  8. Sheila Spencer-Stover
    Sheila Spencer-Stover says:

    Children who harm animals deliberately—he did it, lied, then confessed—casue he was going to get caught—–are proven to be in the percentage of adults who become serious criminals. He just might be another Charlie Manson, Ted Bundy, David Duke—-Aryan Skinheads—in the making. Anyone want to take bets this is not his first time at this kind of thing?

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  9. Concerned citizen
    Concerned citizen says:

    That kid’s a sociopath, someone needs to get them help before others feel they’re a nuisance and lock them away for life or worse. This behavior only advances.

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  10. Scott Rondeau
    Scott Rondeau says:

    Thank You to the kind craring compassionate souls who rescued and are now caring for this sweet dog! Karma plus a 1 way ticket to HELL to the worthless scumbag asshole worthless piece of trash responsible for allowing and participating in the needless unjustified horrific intentional cruelty of an innocent animal!!!!

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  11. Chip Bailey
    Chip Bailey says:

    To the parents that spawned the 18 year old waste of life and burden to Society! Shame on you! Your kid is doomed to a life of crime and mental sickness can be his only excuse so get him help immediately. No normal person even if they are not fond of dogs does that. Check all your other Children to ensure they are fit but voluntarily have your son neutered so the demon seed can never be spread.

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