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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)