Stark County man rescues dog shot in the face

Stark County man rescues dog shot in the face

STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Stark County sheriff deputies said they are looking for the person who shot a dog in the face.

A resident found the injured dog running in the area of Deuber Avenue SW and Gracemont Street SW Wednesday.

The resident was able to grab the dog and take it to the Soehnlen Veterinary Clinic on Beth Avenue SW in Navarre for emergency care.

“We expect him to be fine, antibiotics just to make sure that bone doesn’t get infected. When a bullet goes in it usually takes some hair in with it...I’m certainly not an expert on bullets, but my guess, cause we’ve seen a lot of these, my guess is that this is a .22. Pellets don’t fragment like that. Pellets, you can see the whole pellet,” Dr. David Soehnlen. a veterinarian treating the dog, said.

Workers at the vet clinic confirmed the dog was a male, neutered and microchipped, but they were still looking for the owner.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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