JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Humane Society veterinarians are treating a dog found shot in the face in an Arlington neighborhood.
The one-year-old lab mix is, named Moe by the staff of the humane society, is being treated at the humane society's hospital, according to a news release from the Jacksonville Humane Society.
The gunshot skinned the dog's cheek and shattered Moe's upper arm bone, the release said.
Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst, JHS shelter medical director, said, "Moe lost a lot of blood, but he was very lucky because the shot just missed his eye, grazing his face and landing in his upper arm."
"Despite the pain, Moe was very sweet as we examined the extensive damage to his muscles and bone. We bandaged the wounds and will most likely need to amputate his leg once he is stable," Dr. Broadhurst continued.
The release said Moe was located when residents on Anvil Road in the Arlington area of Jacksonville called police after hearing a gunshot and hearing a dog yelping Wednesday afternoon.
Officers found a large pool of blood and a trail leading down the street and to the side of a house. Police found Moe injured near the side of the house.
A Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services officer brought Moe to the humane society Wednesday night for treatment, the release said.
Denise Deisler, JHS executive director, said, "Because of our partnership with ACPS, we are caring for more and more injured and abused animals at our hospital. It costs hundreds of dollars to care for animals like Moe, but we are determined to give them the medical care they need and deserve."
No arrests have been made in the case, the release said.
If you have any information that could help police, you may contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or via email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
You may also remain anonymous and possibly receive a cash reward by contacting First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Moe will stay at the Humane Society's hospital while he recovers. To make a donation toward the care of dogs and cats like Moe, you may contact the Jacksonville Humane Society at 904-725-8766 or by visiting their website at www.jaxhumane.org/donate.
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