NEWPORT, Mich. (AP) — A 2-year-old dog that was shot in the head with an arrow in late March is now up for adoption from a nonprofit animal rescue in Monroe County.
Gemma, a retriever mix, spent months recovering at the Devoted Barn, which sits on a 53-acre farm in Newport, about 30 miles south of Detroit. Devoted Barn owner Melissa Borden tells The Flint Journal that Gemma’s time at the facility has allowed her to interact and feel comfortable around other dogs.
Borden says Gemma also has learned tricks and interacted with strangers while taking part in a program with students at the Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center School.
Gemma’s former owner is charged in Lapeer County with one count of torturing animals. He faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine.