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Dog shot in the face in Monroe County

WREN, Miss (WTVA)—Monroe County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for the person that shot a dog in the face on McA;lister Road in Wren Monday evening around five o’clock. Wren resident Lorie Jones says her dog Nala was lyi

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017 8:07 PM
Updated: Oct. 20, 2017 8:07 PM

WREN, Miss (WTVA)—Monroe County Sheriff’s Investigators  are looking for the person that shot a dog in the face on McAlister Road in Wren Monday evening around five o’clock.

 Wren resident Lorie Jones says her dog Nala was lying on the porch that evening bleeding profusely from her face after it had wandered away from home.

"She was shot in the face. Right in the tip of her nose and right up her her sinus,“ Jones said.

 The animal was later taken to a local pet doctor by a neighbor that is friends with Jones.

 Jones said she cared for the animal herself until she could get some help.

  It’s the second do l that she has that has been attacked in recent years.

  Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the shooter, when found, will have to face charges.

 "You're looking at animal cruelty. And also it’s a situation you know that she could even file a civil situation if she wanted to recover some money," Sheriff Cantrell said.

Cantrell says the county has no leash law but does have an aggressive dog ordinance neither of which allows the random shooting of animals.

 He urges anyone with animal problems to contact the Sheriff’s office.

 Lorie Jones says her dog Nala has never acted aggressively toward any humans.

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