Stearns County is looking for some sort of monster who took it upon himself to shoot pellets into an innocent doggy. On Monday, someone who lives just north of the little central Minnesota town of Avon called the county sheriff to report a stray dog.
The dog, a male Golden Lab, was lying under a tree when his rescuer found him. For reasons beyond the finder, the sheriff, and anyone with a heart in their chest, the dog had been shot repeatedly with a pellet gun.
The dog took two in the butt, and four shots in the face, busting through a muzzle the dog had been wearing, and breaking its jaw.
The dog is otherwise OK, and is now in the care of the county, after being treated by a veterinarian. The Golden Lab is in possession of at least one squeaky toy which involves a soccer ball, and another one that's bright red. It has also been convalescing on a plaid blanket.
Stearns County authorities have two questions about the incident: Who is the dog's rightful owner? And which one of you assholes did this?
Anyone with information about the animal cruelty case can contact Stearns County Sherriff's dispatch line at 320-251-4240.
And whoever did this should probably turn him or herself into the county before a fleet of dog-loving volunteers hits the dusty county roads, torches in hand, to seek revenge on behalf of the wounded pup.