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Dog Shot, Thrown In Georgia Trash Bin Is Euthanized

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A dog that was shot several times and then thrown into a trash bin in Lawrenceville has been euthanized.

A metro Atlanta veterinarian earlier had said the 2-year-old Irish Terrier, named Catie, was expected to survive.

However, Humane Friends of Georgia said Catie's injuries were worse than first thought, so it gave veterinarians at the University of Georgia permission to euthanize her. The woman who has been caring for Catie said the procedure took place Wednesday evening.

Humane Friends said in a statement on its website that Catie's spinal cord was severed and she had a piece of shrapnel lodged in her heart.

The dog wasn't found with any tags or collar that might identify her owner.

No arrests have been made, but authorities are seeking suspects in the case.


Associated Press News Release

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A group that cares for animals says a dog that was shot several times and then thrown into a Lawrenceville trash bin has injuries that are worse than first thought.

A metro Atlanta veterinarian had said the dog, named Catie, was expected to survive.

However, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1fV9aYT) that Humane Friends of Georgia has given veterinarians at the University of Georgia permission to euthanize the 2-year-old Irish Terrier.

Humane Friends said in a statement posted on its website that Catie's spinal cord was severed and she had a piece of shrapnel lodged in her heart.

Authorities have said the dog wasn't found with any tags or collar that might identify her owner.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com


Associated Press News Release

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A metro Atlanta veterinarian says a dog that was shot several times before being thrown into a Lawrenceville trash bin is expected to survive, but may need to undergo surgery.

Society of Humane Friends of Georgia veterinarian Lori Chandler told local media outlets on Wednesday that the roughly 2-year-old Irish Terrier, named Catie, can't use her back legs and further treatment will determine the full extent of her injuries.

The veterinarian says x-rays show several bullet fragments around the dog's throat, neck and shoulder blades.

Authorities have said Catie wasn't found with any tags or collar that might identify her owner.


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