Clayton County dog shot with paintball gun, BB gun - CBS46 News

Clayton County dog shot with paintball gun, BB gun

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Bullet Bullet

Investigators with Clayton County Animal Control told CBS Atlanta News they are working on leads in the case of animal cruelty against two dachshunds.

The Atlanta Humane Society announced Sunday it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Bullet, a barely 1-year-old puppy, was dropped off at animal control on Wednesday, along with his brother Pistol.

Someone shot Bullet at close range with a paintball gun and a BB gun.

It's a case of animal cruelty that could have cost Bullet his life if Bonnie Adams with Partner4Pets hadn't stepped in.

The nonprofit group took the dog to the Union City Veterinary Clinic for emergency surgery.

"Generally if we're not here, animal control would have to call a vet in to euthanize the dog because they don't want a dog sitting in the back suffering," said Adams.

Adams helps out at the nonprofit with her mother Amy Adams and Maria Dorough. 

The vet told CBS Atlanta News Bullet was dangerously infected with poison from the paintball attack when he arrived on Wednesday. He also had six small wounds from a BB gun.

Tubes were inserted into his hip area to help with drainage.

Pistol wasn't shot but he was abused. He appeared to have cuts or tears to his ears and needed medical attention.

Bonnie Adams said the cruelty the dogs suffered is part of a growing trend in Clayton County.

"From a year ago when we started and now, the abuse just keeps getting worse."    

If you have any information about the abused dogs, you are urged to contact Clayton County Animal Control.

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