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Authorities seek person who fatally wounded dog with arrow

October 3, 2018

This Sept. 30, 2018 photo provided by BARC, the city of Houston's animal shelter and adoption agency, shows a dog at the shelter after being shot with an arrow. Houston-area authorities are trying to find the person who shot an arrow into the dog that later died from its injuries. Authorities at a Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, news conference said a woman found the shepherd mix on Sunday with an arrow protruding from its neck. Authorities said the dog died Monday during its second surgery. (BARC via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area authorities are trying to find the person who shot an arrow into a dog that later died from its injuries.

Authorities at a Wednesday news conference said a woman found the shepherd mix on Sunday with an arrow protruding from its neck. Authorities said the dog died Monday during its second surgery.

X-rays showed that the hunting arrow went through the dog’s thorax, diaphragm and liver.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the dog suffered a “slow and painful death.”

Gonzalez says, “It was a sadistic act of violence possibly committed by a deeply disturbed individual who likely poses a continued threat to our community.”

The nonprofit Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $7,500 for any information leading to the identification of the suspect.

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