In a shocking case of animal cruelty, investigators discovered the emaciated body of a mother dog who had been shot twice in the head shortly after giving birth to a litter of puppies. The undernourished Dogue de Bordeaux was found in Old Eldon, County Durham, on December 3.
According to ITVNews, the heartless person thought to have pulled the trigger on the defenseless dog shot her twice from a high-powered rifle because the the first bullet didn’t kill the dog. Veterinarians, who performed the postmortem examination of the dog, stated she suffered before she died and her body most likely later dumped as if she were trash. It is thought the dog’s owner didn’t want to take her to a veterinarian after giving birth. The dog died as a result of a fractured skull; two bullets were found close together in her head.