Pit bull recovering after being shot in the face

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are trying to figure out who shot a dog in the face.

Police said the pit bull was bleeding from the head when they responded to the 100 block of W. Penn Street just before 3 a.m. Friday.

The owner said someone else was taking care of his dog because he just moved, so he did not have any other details about what happened.

“He looks like he’ll do very well,” Sabrena Meyerhoff, CEO of Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center said. “It was a through and through gunshot. It went in this way and came out through the chin.”

Meyerhoff said they see such incidents fairly often at the animal hospital.

“We saw two in the last 24 hours, and then sometimes we won’t see some for two weeks, then we might see a few. It just depends,” she said. “It’s not fun for us and it makes you wonder what’s happening with humanity.”

Meyerhoff said the dog did not appear aggressive.

“These pits get a really bad name, and as you see this one will just lick you to death,” she said. “I’ve seen meaner small dogs than these pits.”

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