Shot 6x but dog survives

2010-07-14 09:01

Ohio - Sarge the German Shepherd is one tough pup.

A dog warden in the state of Ohio says the dog was shot six times and survived.

Witnesses told Toledo police that the dog's owner and another man took turns shooting the dog while he howled in his cage.

Lucas County dog warden Julie Lyle says Sarge was shot in his head, neck and chest.

Lyle says the bullets remain lodged inside the dog and that he doesn't need special care other than pain medicine and antibiotics. She says Sarge was up and around on Tuesday, eating and drinking.

The dog's owner is due in court next week on charges of cruelty to animals and discharging a firearm. He told officers that the dog had bitten him and that he was dangerous.

The other man pleaded no contest on Monday.