The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking for the public's help in identifying the person who shot an arrow that lodged in the shoulder of puppy Sunday near the 8300 block of Grant Street in New Orleans East.
The Louisiana SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction.
At 7:20 p.m. the SPCA received a call from someone reporting an injured dog in a backyard. An officer found the puppy lying under a tree and said that he was friendly and appeared to be in good spirits despite the injury, according to an SPCA news release.
The dog was taken to the Westbank Pet Emergency Clinic, where doctors found a 14-inch arrow buried 11 inches deep into the animal's shoulder. Based on its position, the dog was likely shot from the front while approaching the shooter, according to the release.
The dog, now known as Robin Hood, is recovering at the SPCA. Anyone with information is asked to call the SPCA at (504) 368.5191 ext. 100 or email email@example.com.