Dog loses leg after being shot on Toledo street

Published: Dec. 28, 2018 at 9:43 PM EST
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A dog is now recovering from having her leg amputated after being shot on a Toledo street. That dog's owner is not only worried about her pet but what could have turned into a much more dangerous situation

That shooting happened near the intersection of Berdan and Lockwood. That’s where the 7-year-old dog named Tessa was severely injured.

On Friday vets amputated her back right leg after she was shot at least twice on Christmas day. She escaped her family's yard by digging under the fence according to her owner Rebecca Mugler.

Someone called Mugler about 45 minutes after Tessa disappeared and said the dog was injured.

"I thought she'd been hit by a car. That made sense to me. It wasn't until I was out of the car that a cop was there and said those are gunshots," said Mugler.

Tessa was rushed to a vet where her life was saved. She'll be headed home in the next day or so but the whole thing makes no sense to Mugler. She says Tessa is not aggressive and didn't deserve this.

"I don't understand why that was the first thing that came into his mind is I have to shoot this dog. I don't understand that," said Mugler.

While the pain of what happened to her dog is real, she realizes what else could have happened that night.

"What happens if you had missed the dog and it had gone into a house? I don't understand," said Mugler.

Mugler says Toledo police did respond to the scene. We've not heard yet if anyone has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

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