Love County deputies have person of interest in dog shooting case

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) -- Love County deputies are investigating an animal cruelty case after a family says their dog was shot while they were hosting a birthday party.

The family that owns the dog declined to go on camera, but did say they were celebrating a birthday party Saturday afternoon when their dog wandered back to their home injured from a gunshot wound.

"All of a sudden there was a shot on the East side of me and a dog yelped," Ted Baker said.

Ted Baker said he went to over to his neighbor's home where he saw the family and their 1 1/2 year old Doberman Pinscher, Josie, bleeding from her chest.

"She was scared and real lethargic," Baker said. "But she managed to pull through, she appears to be doing okay now the shot just went straight through apparently."

The family says Josie had been playfully chasing their kids who were riding their motorcycle around the property when the dog was shot.

"There's kids around here, they walk that same path up there in front of my property and that's in the area where this little baby got shot at," Baker said.

Love County Deputy Quentin Bucher says it's unclear if the dog had gotten into another person's property when it was shot.

"It's definitely going to be animal cruelty case," Bucher said. "It's not really okay to shoot one at all, you want to give us a call and let us try to take care of it."

"It comes from someone with no remorse," Baker said. "She's just a baby, sweetest little thing."

Deputy Bucher says they are still investigating the case and while no arrest have been made, they do have a person of interest.

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