A family in South Carolina is seeking answers after finding their dog, Sookie, with injuries to her face. According to Live 5 News, the six-year-old pit bull suffered facial injuries after someone shot her outside of her home in Manning.
Sookie’s owners, the Carraway family, rushed their injured pet to an emergency veterinarian on Monday. A post to a Facebook group called Manning Pets describes the dog’s injuries:
The bullet went through her face and nose, and broke her jaw. She struggles to eat and drink, and to breathe when laying down, so resting is difficult. As you can imagine, her snout was damaged badly, and the swelling is better, but still significant. Swelling has decreased in her right eye.
Sookie’s owner told Live 5 News, “Sookie is an amazing dog who wouldn’t harm a soul. We just want to know what would make someone deliberately shoot her in the face. My family and I are constantly checking on her to make sure she is comfortable. We are praying for a full recovery for her.”
The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office was notified about this cruel situation and an animal cruelty investigation is underway. Anyone with information is asked to reach out to the local authorities.
(Image via Manning Pets/Facebook)
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