Great Pyrenees shot by his owner who threatened to ‘finish him off’ rescued

In Morristown, Indiana, a four-year-old Great Pyrenees was shot by his owner on May 28th; the dog wasn’t fatally injured, but he was so frightened he quickly ran away and avoided all contact with humans. His owner is alleged to have threatened to “finish him off” if he found his dog. Ten days later, the dog named Roscoe has a second chance for a new life.

According to the Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue, the dog had been a livestock guardian for sheep, but during his short tenure had been denied any veterinarian care or human attention. Roscoe didn’t even know he had a name, but once the sheep were sold and his owner made plans to move away – obviously Roscoe was not part of any future plan. In pain – both emotionally and physically Roscoe ran and ran. Finally, the dog staked out his “new” home all alone nearly a mile from where he used to live; this time Roscoe lived in a barn.

As the community had been made aware of the dog’s injuries, FIDO Lost Dog Recovery  (Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside), a local dog advocate group who helps lost dogs and provides them with food, shelter, etc. for dogs living outdoors, volunteers helped and engaged the community to set up a humane trap to capture the dog. For ten days, volunteers baited the trap with tasty food, and finally on Wednesday evening, Roscoe was captured.

The dog is now undergoing veterinary care and remains on intravenous antibiotics. The bullet did exit so he will not require surgery, but Roscoe is suffering from a severe infection as well as being heartworm positive. The dog’s medical care is estimated to cost more than $4,000.

Although his previous owner told Animal Control, his dog attacked him and had been aggressive, volunteers and veterinary staff have not seen any troubling signs of behavioral issues.

Donations can be sent to a GoFundMe page here.

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12 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    So will they charge the foul POS who shot the dog because he regarded him as nothing but livestock control and did NOTHING to care for him all of these years? Or better yet, perhaps this is yet another case crying out for ‘an eye for an eye’ justice: no medical care and substandard living, then a bullet where it hurts.

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  2. pennys dachshunds says:

    Too bad THIS PUTRID VILE BUZZARD VOMIT of an so-called owner doesn’t run into a pack of coyotes or wolves and be torn shred by shred and left to die and very slow and painful death with his intestines protruding from his abdominal cavity, his penis and gonads ripped from his body and his nose and throat torn so the blood is coagulated and filled with larva of maggots and flies… vermin like his should be disposable!!! THANKFULLY THERE WERE THOSE WHO CARED ENOUGH TO HELP THIS BROKEN DOG HEAL and BE LOVED!!! VICIOUS INDEED!!!

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    A dog that this POS shot and then ran for his life, attacked the owner, RIGHT! Although Roscoe is probably a good judge of character and his former owner certainly had NONE! The disgusting piece of humanity that shot poor Roscoe and half took care of him before that, needs to at least pay for the Vet bills and sit in jail for a while!

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  4. Becky Harris says:

    Well, he’s a lsos (lying sack o ****). I’ve never known a Pyrenees to attack anyone. That man must have been hurting the dog!! Charge him, charge him now!! Willful neglect!!

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  5. Daniel Clarkson says:

    Another lying arsehole who shouldn’t be allowed to ever own a dog again. Great Pyrenees are beautiful, faithful and loyal dogs. Hopefully the POS who shot him will be prosecuted, and never be allowed to own any animal ever again. I would be happy to shoot him with a decent rifle, so that he finds out what it is like.

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  6. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    J’espère que ce bâtard de propriétaire crèvera la gueule ouverte, c’est un parasite pour la société. À ÉLIMINER, pas de pitié pour les assassins.

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  7. Cynthia Como says:

    This asshole should be arrested and charged,but then again why bother,the courts wouldn’t punish him anyways!! GET WELL SOON ROSCOE

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