Dog shot with arrow, deputies investigating

Dog shot with arrow, deputies investigating

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Craighead County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a woman's dog.

The 68-year-old Veda Carroll was getting some shopping done on Wednesday when she received a call from her son.

"I went out yesterday and did some grocery shopping," Carroll said. "My son called and said 'Mom, your dog's been hurt.' And I said, 'What do you mean she's been hurt?' And he said, 'She's been shot with an arrow."

He told her he found her black and brown Walker hound with an arrow in it.

"She was laying there and she was yelping and she couldn't move," Carroll said. "She was screaming and in a lot of pain."

The woman, who lives in the 2500-block of County Road 761, took the dog to the veterinarian, who recommended it be put it down.

"Dr. Miller told me she's never going to walk again," Carroll said. "She'll be very lucky is she can walk at all. He said she was in excruciating pain because of the type of arrow head they used. He said we don't know how much internal damage may be in there and I asked if he felt she should be put to sleep. And he said that would be the most humane thing to do."

Carroll said she had no idea who could have possibly done this to her dog.

"Why anyone would shoot my dog on her own property," Carroll said. "Then just walk off and leave her to suffer. It's just wrong."

Carroll said this is not the first time someone has trespassed on her property.

"Now, I'm going to put up trail cameras all over my property," Carroll said. "It's been posted and they've torn my signs down. They've cut my fences and brought their four wheelers in there. They kill the deer and I feed the deer all winter long."

Carroll said she doesn't believe her dog could have been mistaken for any other type of animal than a dog.

"She had two bright orange collars on her," Carroll said. "She was brown, white and black. And there's no way. There's just no way at all they could have mistaken her for a wild animal or a deer."

Carroll said she's going to miss her "Little Angel".

"She was the most gentle and loving dog that I have ever met in my life," Carroll said. "When I would work in my jewelry shop here she would just lay right at my feet. And I'm going to miss that. I really am."

This is the second time this week that someone has shot a dog in the county.

Monday afternoon someone shot a dog in its kennel in the 1100-block of County Road 339.

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