Dog on the Mend after Being Shot with Arrow

Posted at 2:49 PM, Jul 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-28 14:57:45-04

MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) -- A dog is recovering at a shelter in Marianna after animal advocates say he was shot with an arrow.

Nineteen-year-old Victoria Branch, an employee with Partners for Pets, picked up the English Bulldog Saturday at Ocheesee Landing, between Grand Ridge and Blountstown, with a hole in his head. 

While they're not sure how it happened, a vet saw the dog Monday and expects he'll be okay. 

Debbie O'Quinn, the manager with Partners for Pets, believes he'll be ready for adoption in a couple of months.

O'Quinn says they named the dog 'Tebow' because the woman who originally brought the situation to their attention is a big fan of the former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, and they wanted to do something special in her honor.