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Dog found stranded, shot in neck in Crawfordville woods

Posted at 6:36 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 18:37:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A dog was found shot in the neck and stranded in Wakulla County. Now, your help is needed to find its owners and whoever is responsible.

The dog is being called a miracle. The dog was found stranded in the woods near the Lawhon Mill Road.

He was initially taken to Capital Veterinary Specialists to be treated and was later transferred to the Crawfordville Animal Hospital Monday.

The dog who now they're calling "Hound Boy," received a gunshot wound on the right side of his neck. Doctors say shootings like this are an issue that's been happening far too often.

"Unfortunately I have seen a few more than recent in the last year or so. I have seen five or six gunshot wounds, varying locations, varying caliber of bullets, and a lot of them end up just fine but it is something that we are more frequently seeing," said Lauren Smith, a vet at the Crawfordville Animal Hospital.

"We see some awful things. Some don't survive," said Ivanhoe Carroll, the director of Wakulla County Animal Services. "There are many out there that no one ever saw. But this time of year, at the end of hunting season, we do get a large number of intakes of hounds. Hounds and bulldogs make up fifty percent of our intake in a year."

Lieutenant Chris Savary with the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office says while they did write up a report on the shooting, for now, this case is closed.