He didn't deserve this treatment!

Dear Editor, A 12 pound beagle mix dog was recently shot in the jaw in Pendleton County.  Unbelievable! I am hoping that somehow this was an accident. I can’t see any other reason for something like this happening. If this dog was causing trouble or being a nuisance, a call to 911 Dispatch for the animal control officer to handle the dog is all that was needed. If this was not an accident then it is animal cruelty. If anyone saw what happened it is your responsibility to report this crime. Animals deserve humane care and treatment. If animals in our county are not receiving these basic needs then it needs to be reported. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition