• Dog shot, left for dead under Washington Co. porch


    AVELLA, Pa. - A Washington County humane officer is asking for the public's help finding information on who shot a dog and left it for dead.  

    A woman found the dog under a porch on Meadowcroft Road outside Avella.

    Samantha Shore, her husband and three little boys helped save the dog.   

    A humane officer took the dog from Avella to a North Strabane animal hospital, and then to West Virginia for emergency surgery.


    The dog was in bad shape after getting shot with a shotgun. Doctors say the dog had old wounds all over his body as well, such as sliced ears, that had healed.

    Despite the pain, Shore said the dog was loving.

    "She was super, super sweet; wasn't aggressive towards us. She wagged her tail. She was a loving dog," Shore said.


    The humane officer who helped get her to the veterinarian told Channel 11 she appears to be a mountain cur and probably middle-aged.

    The officer is hoping an anonymous tip will help find the shooter.

    Donations can be made to CRICAAT (Call and Report Inhumane Cruelty and Abuse of Animals Today) P.O Box 117, Washington, PA 15301 or PayPal at ceeteecee2@comcast.net.



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