ETNA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- An area family is dealing with heartbreak this week after somebody shot one of their pet dogs.
Carin Pittman says it was Tuesday morning when her two small english bulldogges wandered off her property. She says she was shocked when one of them, a male named Beau, came back with a sizeable gunshot wound to the side.
The Penobscot County Sheriffs Office has been looking into this case. Meanwhile the family says that Beau only has a 50 percent chance of survival. Pittman says he was taken in by the family just this past year adding that both dogs have wandered off from her Etna home in the past.
Pittman says a vets evaluation showed it was a high powered round that wounded Beau in the lungs and liver.