Jack Russell terrier shot with BB gun 100 times and left in ditch to die

In a disturbing case of animal cruelty in Morganton, North Carolina reported on Tuesday, a Jack Russell terrier mix is recovering after having been shot with a BB gun. The dog was shot at close range at least 100 times and then left in a ditch to die. The person responsible for this heinous crime has not been apprehended.

According to WbtvNews, two  Good Samaritans found Brownie in a ditch and rushed him to a veterinarian where the pup underwent surgery on Tuesday for BBs  shot throughout his body, into his face and eyes. Brownie’s rescuers were able to track down the dog’s owner – Edith Pritchard, who is retired and lives on a small fixed income.

Pritchard lives in a small community and would let her seven-year-old dog, who she has had since his birth, run around in what she had thought was a very safe area.

“The dog was tied down and shot at close range with a BB gun,” Janet Lott, the dog’s rescuer stated on Facebook.

Although Brownie is slowly healing, it is believed he is blind and may also be deaf. Whenever Edith would call his name in the past, Brownie would happily wag his tail; now he just lies there.

There are no suspects in this horrible case of animal cruelty, and Edith is frightened and finds it so distressing that anyone would hold a sweet little dog down and intentionally shoot him in his face and his eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with Brownie’s medical expenses.

Get well soon Brownie.

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9 replies
    • Tiffany says:

      The poor dog is traumatized. Going to need time, patience and lots of love. I hope now the owner realizes no where is safe these days and have to keep an eye on our pets.

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  1. Pennysdachshunds says:

    WHAT DID I JUST SAY ABOUT THE EVIL ,ABUSE,STARVATION, TORTURE IN THE “STATE OF MORE DOING WRONG, CRIMINAL, DEMONIC, DEEDS,, THAN GOOD’!!! to torture a helpless little Jack Russell that BELONGS to an ELDERLY WOMAN is Beyond Comprehension !!!!! The SHERIFF DEPARTMENT, GAME AND FISH, LOCAL POLICE , HIGHWAY PATROL, LIVESTOCK INVESTIGATOR’S , NEED TO GET THEIR HEADS AND POSTERIOR’S OUT OF THE DARK CREVICE AND FIND THE PSYCHOPATHIC DEMON THAT DID THIS AND PUT THEM DOWN!!! How the Hell Else do you think they will go after to achieve the EUPHORIC RELEASE OF EVIL THEY ACHEIVED BY THE HORRIFIC WAY THEY TORTURED THIS POOR LITTLE DOG!!!!! THEY ARE NOTHING SHORT OF “ASS WIPES”!!!!!!

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  2. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG, that poor precious furbaby😢😢😢

    I hope he heals ASAP. I think his owner should keep him inside after this horrible incident…….

    If this POS is not caught, who will be the next innocent victim???

    Whoever did this will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty. In the meantime, I hope that this cruel POS is caught and locked up for a very long time……..

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  3. maxiemom says:

    Find the POS scumbag who did this and put the neighborhood out of its misery!!! This was surely the work of a neighbor, and someone who lives there knows exactly who did it! Turn him in and give him the maximum! God willing, his time in jail will give him the penalty he truly deserves.

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  4. Gizmos Mommy says:

    My guess is maggot savage teenagers. Won’t be long before the stupid fuckers brag about what they did. Or a video will surface.

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  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    What kind of monster does this to a little dog. I hope they find the thug that did this and get him off the streets and away from society!

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  6. Adrienne says:

    Pennysdachshunds has said everything I would say as others have too. What type of vile monster lives among us that would do this to an innocent dog. Pray this thing is caught and the same thing done to him. An eye for an eye punishment to those who do things like this to our furbabies.

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  7. Jan Barnes says:

    Please keep us posted on how Brownie is doing! In the meantime, those responsible should be used for target practice … preferably with shotguns!

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