CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The owner of a dog says she's horrified and scrambling for help after teens shot her beloved pooch in the face and leg Wednesday night at her home in northwest Charlotte.
The reported shooting happened at her house along the 1300 block of Crandon Drive.
The owner, Angel Wilks, told FOX 46 Charlotte that she had left her dog, "Squirt," outside to play when she heard gunfire and walked outside to check it out. The dog was chained up and in the lawn.
Wilks said she saw two young boys, which she believes were between the ages of 14 and 16, running away from the scene in two different directions.
She then spotted her beloved dog in the yard, bleeding from the face and leg.
Squirt was been taken to the Humane Society of Charlotte for treatment. They released him to go back home, but said Wilks would have to pay money for follow-up appointments, including surgery for a bullet and fragments in his head and face.
Wilks made a plea to the community to raise the funds to cover Squirt's medical bills.
On Thursday, Fox 46 Charlotte was there as Wilks recieved a call from animal control workers, notifying her that a donation from an animal group was made to help with medical expenses. Wilks said it will cover some but not all of the expenses, however, she is thankful for the help so that her dog will live.
Squirt is 2 years old.
Police are investigating this attack. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous.