PETITION TARGET: State Attorney Melissa Nelson
An innocent Labrador barely escaped with his life after a woman allegedly shot a 16-inch arrow through his head with a crossbow in Nassau County, Fla., according to CBS Action News Jax.
Found alone in the middle of the night with the arrow’s feathered end sticking out from between his eyes and the shaft protruding from behind his ears, the dog — later nicknamed Unicorn — needed emergency care, and Animal Services staff rushed him to the BluePearl Pet Hospital.
The cruel act uprooted Unicorn’s life, with overwhelming medical costs prompting his former guardian to surrender him as he recovered at an animal shelter.
Police charged 37-year-old Carey Marie Wilson with animal cruelty for allegedly shooting the arrow at Unicorn for wandering into her yard. Wilson reportedly claimed that she only meant to scare Unicorn away, but animal control reportedly insists Wilson’s story “doesn’t add up,” as they hadn’t received any calls from her or her Hilliard address.
Shooting a potentially lethal projectile at an innocent dog is inexcusable, and Unicorn deserves justice for the pain and suffering he endured. Sign this petition urging State Attorney Melissa Nelson to prosecute the perpetrator to the fullest extent of the law.