A Labrador dog named Karma was shot twice in the head and left for dead, and now animal rights groups are offering a $5,000 cash reward for anyone who can identify the shooter.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, a firefighter named Tim Conatser gunned down several dogs who were “trespassing,” and then posted photos of the shooting on social media. The owner of the dogs has since spoken out about the incident.
On February 23, 2015, an unnamed man was hunting for antlers near the foothills in Sanpete County and came across Karma, the Labrador dog, who was “injured and obviously in distress. She had a nasty wound on her head, very unsteady on her feet, and it was clear that she recently had puppies.” Although the dog was in shock, she managed to make it the vet where a X-ray determined she had been shot in the head not just once, but twice.
The vets determined the bullets didn’t hit any major arteries, nor shatter any bones, but it’s possible she may lose sight in one eye. When Karma was at the shelter, she was described as “unsteadily facing the wall, would not sit or lie down, had labored breathing, did not respond to voices, and trembled when touched.”
“Karma was rushed into surgery where the vet discovered one bullet had lodged in her skull and was unable to remove it,” said Jamee Wheelwright of Wag-N-Train Dog Rescue. “She will most likely lose all vision in her right eye. The day following surgery, Karma had a violent seizure and her temperature spiked very high. After an hour, the seizure had stopped and her temperature started coming down. Karma is making progress. She can sit up, and seems to be steady. She can even walk a short way.”
Animal rights groups Rescue Rovers Dog Adoptions and Wag-N-Train Dog Rescue are offering the cash reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.
“This innocent dog did not deserve to be treated like trash and left to die – luckily a passerby found her in time,” said Debbie Welder of Rescue Rovers Dog Adoptions according to Fox 13. “We are grateful to Wag-N-Train Rescue and Payson Family Pet Hospital for taking immediate action to save Karma’s life.”
A FundRazr campaign was also launched to cover the medical costs for Karma, the Labrador, and already they have raised $2,930 as of this publishing. Any information about the shooter should be reported to the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office at 435-835-2191.
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