BG Dog Shot by Bow & Arrow

By: Jon Hardison
By: Jon Hardison

A Bowling Green family wants to know who shot and killed their dog with a bow and arrow this weekend, and they're asking for your help.

Adopted from the Humane Society when he was only two months old, one-year-old collie mix, Jax, had just celebrated his one-year anniversary with his owner when he was shot by an arrow early Saturday morning.

Responding to a neighbor's call police found Jax lying on the ground near their home in Shawnee Estates.

The father of his owner was called to the scene and that's when he found a scene he says he'll never forget.

"When I got over here there were two police officers and the officers told me he had been shot with an arrow. The end of the arrow had been broken and only the longer part of the shaft was still in Jax," said Rick Matar, father of Jax's owner.

Jax did not survive emergency surgery. Now animal control officers will open an investigation.

Jax's owner wants other pet owners to be aware because this happened less than a mile from the site of the city's new dog park.

"If this thing needs to be a safe area, then maybe they need to look into it a little bit. Make sure they know who's around there and what's going on around here," said Jax's owner, Nick Matar.

If you have any information, you are urged to call Bowling Green Police at 393-4000.

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