WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Authorities in Wythe County recently arrested a man in connection with a dog being shot three times in Barren Springs in late April.
According to officials, Wythe County Animal Control Officer S.G. Dauley received a call to check on a wounded animal on April 29. When Dauley and Deputy E.L. Queen responded to the call, they found a dog with multiple gunshot wounds.
Wythe County authorities say Queen arrested 56-year-old Roger Alan Shockley of Barren Springs, for the shooting.
Shockley was reportedly charged with causing bodily injury to a dog with intent to injure, a class one misdemeanor. However, Shockley was later released on a $500 unsecured bond.
“We thank the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office their investigation that led to these charges,” said Elizabeth Sweeney, Wythe County Public Information Officer.
This comes after the dog, Luke, was taken to Pulaski Animal Care and Control (PACC) Rescue on April 30 and even had to have his tail amputated because of the shooting.
PACC Rescue announced on Facebook on Tuesday, May 11 that Luke was not doing well and would need to have emergency surgery the following morning because of his infection and shrapnel moving, resulting in internal bleeding.
On Wednesday, May 12, PACC Rescue provided another update, saying Luke’s surgery was postponed since his blood levels are not stable enough at this time.