NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police and Animal Control are on the lookout for someone accused of opening fire and hitting a dog in north Nashville.
The good news is that the dog survived, but now authorities want to know who committed the crime.
Metro Animal Control director Lauren Bluestone told News 2 the Rottweiler appears to be a stray. The 2-year-old has been nicknamed Sally by the department.
According to investigators, she was found injured on August 18 lying beneath a trailer, on Vista Court.
During an examination, it was discovered Sally was shot in her rear paw.
Dr. Katie Heckel with the Animal House Veterinary Clinic operated on the dog to remove the bullet.
“She did really well, recovered great, and should be able to use that leg normally now,” Heckel said.
Sally is going to “A Place to Bark,” a non-profit animal rescue, and a forever home has already been chosen for her.
“Obviously, initial reaction is nobody feels good when we see stuff like that and we see a lot of that here,” Animal Control director Bluestone said.
“But at the end of the day when we can turn it around into a positive story and make the animal better and provide it a forever home, it makes us all ecstatic, beyond happy,” she added.