Another dog has been discovered on an oilfield road near the intersection of Jefferson Chemical Road and FM 3083 late this afternoon. The dog, a female appears to be a Shepherd mix and is quite young was found by an oilfield worker. That worker had just entered the property when he saw a white trash bag with movement. Opening the bag he found the female dog covered in blood but eye blinking.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. They in turn called animal control who transported her to the Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe,
Once there the dog was stabilized. According to the veterinarian, she had lost a lot of blood. The single bullet passed through her neck and it is believed nicked the trachea.
The dog has about a 50% chance of survival.
They believe the dog was shot sometime close to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Captain Tim Holifield who heads the Montgomery County Animal Cruelty Unit said this dog was found in a trash bag just like “Buck” who was found just over a month ago also in East Montgomery County. In addition, one other dog was found shot in the past few weeks.
On the last dog a suspect is in the Montgomery County Jail on unrelated charges.
Holifield explained that shooting a dog or cat can be considered cruelty to a non-livestock animal. In Texas that constitutes a felony.
Anyone with information on any of these cruelty cases is asked to call Montgomery County Crime Stoppers. They will be eligible for a reward.
The cost of today’s case is being covered with $2500 from the Montgomery County Animal Society. The Buck Foundation created by Tami Augustyn after she found “Buck” shot in the face and left in a trash bag near Crockett Martin and White Rock. “Buck’s” story went worldwide and donations poured in for his care. What has been left from his medical care which still continues has been put into a foundation? Augustyn hopes to train Buck who is now blind and visits school children in an effort to curb animal cruelty.