Aaron Armstrong, of Waldoboro in Maine, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after he allegedly shot a dog dozens of times with a BB gun!
Luckily the dog, a black lab named Lady, survived the incident and has been adopted. The doggy began its new life with its new owner this past Wednesday.
Here's what the animal's doctor said:
"It wasn’t just another little lump. You could feel something that was hard and round, and it felt like a BB, so we decided to take an X-ray. There are BBs everywhere. There is one pellet and multiple, multiple BBs."
Somehow none of the BB pellets injured the dog in a permanent way, and the vets do not believe they'll have to remove the BB's.
Here's what Lady's new owner said:
“She’s a lucky dog. I mean, she doesn’t have any eye damage as the vet said, and she doesn’t seem to have any organ damage, so I think she’s going to have a wonderful life. She’s very lucky. I think I’m very lucky."
We hope the man who did this horrible deed will pay for his crime, and justice will be served.
As for the dog - Lady - well, we think they should add another word to her name.
They should call her Lady Luck, because she sure was lucky.
And we're so happy she's in safe hands now!
[Image via Lincoln County Animal Shelter.]