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Pet shot in head with bb gun, owner arrested

Posted at 5:58 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 18:37:27-05

A pet owner was arrested after his dog was found with a BB gun shot wound to the head, said North Port Police.

62-year-old Roman Shkraba was arrested and charged with one count of Animal Abuse causing a cruel death/pain and suffering.

Police say they were called to Shkraba's home where they found the family pet named "Fluffy", a 12-year-old Cocker Spaniel. The dog reportedly had labored breathing, a fractured jaw, stab wounds, and internal injuries.

Fluffy had to be euthanized due to the injuries, said NPPD.

Police later discovered that Shkraba purchased a BB gun on Black Friday. 

He was arrested and remains behind bars.