Geriatric dog found shot in the head

Geriatric dog had to be put down after someone shot her in the head

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A few days ago, a geriatric dog was found grievously injured, with a gunshot to her head, in Cooke County, Tennessee. The dog was so seriously injured that she had to be humanely euthanized at a veterinary hospital.

On February 27, the Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital utilized social media to raise awareness about animal cruelty and the need to “always be kind, especially to animals.”

The Facebook post describes the dog’s grave condition at the time that she was found:

A geriatric female canine was allegedly found tied/chained to a tree this morning in Cocke County. She was brought to my hospital, Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital by a good Samaritan. The dog was in shock and severely depressed, with her right eye bulbous and protruding. She was found to have sustained a gunshot wound to the head. I humanely euthanized this dog.

And speculation about what could have happened:

I can only speculate how this dog ended up in this situation. Did someone tie her to the tree hoping someone would come by and claim her? Did someone else come by and shoot her, just to target practice? Or, did the reverse occur?

And finally, a request for everyone to reflect on what needs to change:

I want to bring this incidence to social media, not to incite a riot, nor to cause comments of outrage about the state of our community. Instead, I would like for everyone to think about what needs to change in our community. Think seriously about what has lead to the situations our animals and yes, humans, as well, are faced with.

I hope to one day see this community make educated decisions which are not based on attention seeking behaviors, politics and greed.

As always, be kind to each other but especially be kind to the animals.

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7 replies
  1. Addie says:

    Poor elderly dog to have sustained all that and no clue as to who were her owners, if they did this, or some vile monsters stole her from her yard just to torture her to death. Pray the police investigate this crime and justice is served for this dot. Run free beautiful girl.

  2. Stephen Phillips says:

    “Be kind to each-other”???


    There’s only ONE “kind” of response to those who would perpetrate such atrocities on hapless companion animals:


    Something the gun-totin’, Bible-thumpin’, inbred troglodytes that populate the hinterlands of TN (and all other states) just MIGHT comprehend!

    Rest-in-peace, precious soul: I shall find you at the Bridge one day, and shower you with the love that was always your birthright…

  3. Jan Barnes says:

    Yes, it is “everyone’s” responsibility to be “kind” to animals, and it is also “everyone”s responsibility to “protect” them!

  4. Bunny Peters says:

    This precious treasure deserved to be a beloved family member…….

    This POS who did this cruel act is PURE EVIL……. I truly believe that anyone who is deliberately cruel to others (people or animals) will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…..

    Precious treasure, your life was stolen from you (& your life mattered). You absolutely did NOT deserve to be treated so cruelly…… I am absolutely heartbroken for your trauma & death.

    Makes me sick inside to think of this precious furbaby suffering and crying for help in vain……

    Precious treasure, please look for MacKitty in Heaven and he will welcome you into his snuggle buddies group. You can RIP amongst his loving friends……..

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    I shudder to think of what kind of human could do this to this precious old soul. She certainly couldn’t have done anything to deserve this, and how sad her unconditional love was most likely wasted on the POS that did this to her. Humanity of late seems to be going down the toilet! I hope they find who did this and make them pay dearly. There is a special place in Hell for whoever did this and I hope they arrive there sooner than later!


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