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Dog found shot and cut, police investigating

Source: Kennett Humane Department Facebook page Source: Kennett Humane Department Facebook page

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - The Kennett Police Department is investigating an animal cruelty case in which a dog was found bleeding from gunshot and cut wounds.

Kennett Humane Officer Tena Petix says the boxer mix is in stable condition but may need to have a leg amputated after he was found wandering in the middle of Highway 25.

"Dr. Mobley (at Kennett Veterinary Clinic) got the bleeding under control, took him back to X-ray and then we found he'd been shot. There was at least I think four pellets that were still inside of him that were unable to be removed," she said.

Petix says the X-rays also showed large cuts on his lower back.

"We're not sure if there's nerve damage from either one of the wounds, maybe to the spinal cord. He's having problems with his leg and we're not sure if he'll regain use of it or if it will require being amputated."

The Kennett Humane Department urges anyone with information about the incident to contact police.

"Apparently he did belong to someone at one time because he's been neutered and he's housebroken," Petix said.

The department is accepting donations to continue caring for the dog.

"With his vet bills right now, we're looking at about $500. Anything that we get in we would appreciate."

Once the dog has recovered, Tena hopes to get him adopted by a family who will appreciate him.

"He's highly adoptable. He loves children. He's good with other animals," she said. "He's a good dog and he deserves a chance to see that all people aren't bad."

Donations for KHD are accepted at the Kennett Police Department located at 200 Cedar Street and at the veterinarian offices listed below:

Kennett Veterinary Clinic

1704 St Francis St., Kennett, MO 63857

(573) 888-2255

Ken Mo Veterinary Clinic

807 Homecrest St., Kennett, MO 63857

(573) 888-9968

Click here to visit the Kennett Humane Department Facebook page.

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