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Authorities looking for details into shot Daviess Co. dog

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Daviess County Animal Control needs your help to find out who shot and nearly killed a dog sometime last week. 

The wounded dog was found Sunday afternoon on the side of Upper River Road in Maceo. 

The young Collie, named Lad, is in critical condition at an animal hospital in Louisville. He was taken to a vet in Owensboro before being transported to Louisville.

X-rays showed more than broken bones.

"X-rays showed both sides of the jaw were broken...completely away from the face and the dog has quite a bit of buckshot in its face," said Ashley Clark with Daviess County Animal Control.

Officials believe someone shot Lad five or six days ago, and since then the dog has been unable to eat.

There are teeth and pieces of bone embedded in his gums. Officials say the wound around his mouth is so infected that veterinarians can't operate until the infection clears up.

The question is why would someone do this?

"This is a milled mannered collie. Collies aren't known to be aggressive. They're just mild mannered dogs," said Clark, "I can't fathom why someone would take a gun to this dog."

A Kentucky based organization that provides medical treatment to animals who have been victims of extreme torture, abuse, and neglect is helping Lad. They say he is in really bad shape and has a long road of recovery ahead of him.

If you have any information on who shot the dog you can contact the Daviess County Sheriff's Office at 270-685-8444 or Daviess County Animal Control at 270-685-8275.

You can donate money to the Arrow Fund that will help Lad on their website at www.thearrowfund.org and checks may be sent to The Arrow Fund P.O.Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059.

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