(KMOV) – Police are searching for the person who shot a dog found dragging himself along a Jefferson County highway on Wednesday.
Police said the 3-month-old puppy was found by rescue workers on Highway 30 in the Cedar Hills area. According to a person with the Open Door Animal Santuary, he was shot in the back and a bullet was lodged in his spine.
Sources told News 4 it appeared the puppy was intentionally shot within close range.
The puppy was being treated at Veterinary Specialty Services off Manchester Rd. in Ballwin and the cost of surgery cost about $4,700.
A fund has been set up to help the puppy in his recovery. Anyone wanting to donate to the Tom Cat's Repair Fund can click here for information or send donations to P.O. Box 870, House Springs, Mo 63051. Be sure to write "Tom Cat's Fund" in the memo line.