RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) needs the public’s help in searching for the person responsible for shooting a dog early Tuesday morning.
RACC is fighting to keep Apollo alive after they say he was shot at close range during an apparent drive-by shooting.
The shooting happened around 4 a.m. on Oct. 6 along Clydewood Avenue behind Boushall Middle School. A car was seen leaving the area.
If you’ll remember last year, Tommie’s Law was signed, upping the penalty for animal cruelty.
“Animal cruelty is a felony and can be up to a five-year sentence, so we are hopeful that if we can find the person or persons responsible for doing this that we can prosecute them to the full extent,” said Christie Chipps Peters, Director, RACC.
RACC estimates Apollo’s care will cost $1,000 a day, and that he’ll need intensive care for at least one week, but if he needs surgery, it could be longer.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Solvers at 804-780-1000.
RACC’s update on Apollo as of Oct. 20:
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