GOODLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Authorities have charged a Lapeer County man with animal torture after his retriever was found with an arrow in the top of her head.
The Flint Journal reports Friday that a warrant has been issued against the man but he hasn’t been arraigned on the charge. The dog named Gemma was found in March in North Branch by a construction worker.READ MORE: Study Suggests Replacing Michigan's Fuel Tax With Mileage-Based User Fees
The arrow was lodged above her left eye and barely missed the dog’s brain and optic nerve. It was later removed by a veterinarian.READ MORE: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Seeks Additional Funding To Investigate LGBTQ Hate Crimes
Gemma’s owner told investigators he shot the dog with a crossbow after she behaved aggressively toward a second dog he owned at his Goodland Township home, north of Detroit.
The man faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted.MORE NEWS: First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In Michigan: How To Keep Your Family Safe
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