A Florida woman has been arrested for shooting a dog through the head with an arrow. As reported by the Florida Times Union, 37-year-old Carey Marie Wilson, of Hilliard, is facing a charge of animal cruelty for shooting a four-year-old Labrador retriever earlier this month.
The yellow lab, dubbed Unicorn, is being cared for at the Nassau County Animal Services facility – he is said to be doing well after undergoing emergency surgery to remove the arrow that pierced his head.
The original posting from the animal welfare agency included a request for the public’s assistance in the cruelty investigation:
Nassau County Animal Services needs your help
On or about May 18, 2020, in Hilliard, Florida someone shot this dog in the head with a 16” crossbow arrow.
If you have information on the person or persons who did this, please contact Nassau County Animal Services, (904) 530 -5160, M – F, 8 AM to 5 PM, or the Nassau County Sheriff’s office, (904) 225-5174. You may remain anonymous.
Please share this post with your friends and let’s find out who shot this loving dog.
Thanks to a tip, investigators were able to locate Wilson, who has since admitted that “she was wrong” for shooting the dog. The woman claims that she had problems in the past with the dog trying to get her chickens. Wilson allegedly shot the dog when he was urinating on her car tires – he was not being aggressive at the time.
Unicorn will be available for adoption after he has recuperated. The animal services facility is accepting donations for his ongoing care at their website.
(Booking photo and image of dog via Facebook)
Follow the National Animal News Facebook page for more news, updates and petitions.
Pick your favorite color and style at this link! Your purchase helps support the continuation of our site. Thank you!
There is no us. There is no them. We are one! Purchase your one-of-a-kind mug at this link. Your purchase helps support the continuation of our site. Thank you!
Stay safe and sane, at home with your dog! Design reads, “Safe at home with my dog #pandemic 2020” Click here to find your favorite style and color. Find more unique designs, colors and styles at this link to our store! Your purchase helps support the continuation of our site. Thank you!
Love is the cure.
All sales help support the continuation of our site and spread a message of kindness. Find more designs, colors and styles at this link to our store!