Dog Shot with Arrow Recovers. Police Arrest Shooter

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Tara shot with an arrow. Photo Credit: News in Port Colborne and Wainfleet.
Tara shot with an arrow. Photo Credit: News in Port Colborne and Wainfleet.

Last week we told you about innocent Tara, a dog that was shot with an arrow while out on a walk, well Niagara Regional Police (NPR) have made an arrest.

Read the article: Innocent Dog Survives Getting Shot with Arrow

A teenager from Welland, Ontario, Canada, has been apprehended in connection with this animal cruelty case.

Tara was shot on Sept. 3 and the arrest was made on Sept. 6.

The shooter is a 13-year-old boy who was charged with one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Authorities believe the incident was an accident and not intentional.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the NRP at 905-735-7811 ext. 3335, or Crime Stoppers.


4 thoughts on “Dog Shot with Arrow Recovers. Police Arrest Shooter”

  1. I hope Tara makes a speedy recovery. I really hope it was an accident. You can forgive a child an accident. If it was intentional it just means there is another sociopath that needs to be taken off the streets.

  2. Accident. Not for one moment do I believe it was an accident. He needs to be dealt with in the harshest way possible. This is the start, (if it is indeed the first time he has done this kind of thing) of very bad things to come. Throw the book at him.

    • As the photo shows the angle of the arrow, it is clear that this poor dog was hit by a spent arrow- from the shooter firing into the air, and the arrow dropping directly in the same spot the dog was standing. Yes an accident- but an avoidable one. The person should has the sense not to randomly fire an arrow with no idea of where it may land/who may be hit. If the shooter aimed at the dog the arrow would be horizontal, not vertical.

  3. Geesh, glad I’m not so quick to judge people! I’m guessing it more like bad hunting practice, than intentionally shooting a dog. Hunting 101 is to get a clear shot of your target, and then shoot. Too many idiots see something move in the brush, and shoot blindly. That’s when you get accidental shootings of pets and people during hunting.


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