LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A dog left for dead after it was shot in the head near a canal in Leigh Acres.
Fox 4 spoke to the good samaritan who tried to rescue the animal.
Jarrod Salisbury says he was out with a friend on Sunday evening, when he came across a horrific discovery, on Hines Avenue. and 16th Terrace.
“I initially thought she had been hit by a car, and then upon further inspection, I noticed that she did have a bullet hole above her right eye that exited on her lower jaw, ” said Salisbury.
“There is just no reason for an act like that, ” said Salisbury.
The Lee County Domestic Animal Services kept the dog under close observation as they worked to save her.
Unfortunately, the dog was to survive its injuries.
“Had she made it she would have had a home for sure, ” said Jarrod Salisbury.
Salisbury says he is devastated by the news.
“I don’t want to see more innocent animals lose their lives, ” said Salisbury.
Florida Gulf Coast University legal expert, Pamela Seay says there are many factors to be considered in a case like this.
“Is it animal cruelty...could be. Was it improper discharge of a firearm... could be, it all depends on the very specific circumstances, ” said Seay
The Lee County Sheriff's office is working to find the person(s) responsible for this crime.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call crime stoppers. All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.