NEWPORT, Mich. (AP) — A dog that survived being shot in the head with a crossbow has a new home at an animal rescue and rehabilitation facility in Monroe County.
The 65-pound black-coated mastiff-Labrador mix named Gemma was found wandering in March with an arrow lodged above her left eye. A veterinarian later removed the arrow.
The Detroit News reports the dog now is living at The Devoted Barn in Newport while she awaits eventual adoption. Aimee Orn, chief animal control officer for Lapeer County, says: “We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.
Christopher Scott is awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Lapeer County for shooting the dog with a crossbow. The Goodland Township man’s lawyer has said Scott was trying to kill the dog because it had killed another dog.