ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A dog was shot in the face and left to die in a vacant lot in a north St. Louis neighborhood, a local rescue group said Thursday.
According to Randy Grim, president of Stray Rescue, police contacted the organization Wednesday night asking for help with a dog that had been discovered in the 5900 block of Lotus Avenue, located in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood.
The dog had been shot in the right eye. The bullet shattered the dog’s jaw and was left lodged in her spine, paralyzing her.
Authorities learned the dog, now named Diseno, had been shot and left whelping in pain for about 24 hours before anyone contacted police.
Diseno is receiving treatment at a local emergency veterinarian clinic.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact either Stray Rescue’s animal abuse hotline at 314-771-6121 (ext. 255) or the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Stray Rescue is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.