The authorities in Multnomah County, Oregon, are hoping to find out who left a Corbett family’s dog to die from a gunshot wound. According to Thursday’s KATU News, “Mariah,” a five-year-old Cocker spaniel, was found on Tuesday, bleeding from a head wound on the porch of her family’s home after someone shot her between the eyes.
Mariah’s owner, Victoria Purvine, told KATU what could be seen on the injured dog’s x-ray, “You could see that it looked like someone had pointed and it had gone through and lodged down. She added, “You deliberately shot her between the eyes… It’s not like this was an accident. You had to have wanted to do that and I don’t understand that.”
Purvine told KATU that Mariah weighed just 17-pounds and noted that her size wouldn’t make her a threat to anyone, so she is baffled as to why someone would decide to pull a gun and deliberately shoot her.
The Purvines moved to the rural area of Corbett to enjoy their freedom – they told KATU that they now “feel like they need to live behind a fence.” Multnomah County Animal Services is leading the animal cruelty investigation. Anyone with tips should call animal services, or the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
(Photo screenshot via KATU)