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Investigation underway to find who shot Cupid the dog

shot pitbull 2Police are investigating after an American bulldog was found abandoned and suffering from two gunshot wounds.

The dog, later named Cupid, was found in the 16700 block of Eagletown Road wrapped in a blanket with no collar or microchip.

It was determined the dog was shot twice with a small caliber handgun.  Both of the bullets were successfully removed, and officials said Cupid is expected to make a full recovery.

If you have any information about the dog’s owner or any information regarding this crime, please contact Westfield police at 317-804-3200.

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An abandoned dog found suffering from two gunshot wounds in early February has a new home.

Terry Lynn admits she is a sucker when it comes to animals.

“I always like the hard luck stories,” Lynn said. “The sad stories.”

When Lynn learned about Cupid, it was the kind of hard luck story that captured her attention.

“And every now and then just an animal attracts my heart, and he did,” said Lynn.

Cupid, an American bulldog, was shot twice in the stomach with a handgun and left for dead in Westfield, Ind. The bulldog, who earned his name because he was found close to Valentine’s Day, was in bad shape.

“It really makes me real angry,” Lynn said.  “I can’t image shooting it in the first place, but to leave it hurt, I don’t understand people like that at all.”

However, destiny had other plans for Cupid. He managed to follow a little boy home from school that day and collapsed on his front porch.  A city worker picked him up and he was rushed to the vet for emergency surgery.

“He’s a very lucky boy,” said Rebecca Stevens, executive director of the Humane Society of Hamilton County.  “One of the bullets entered through his front leg and exited his chest, and the other one went through his upper abdomen and actually lodged [in his] sternum.”

The bullets missed all his vital organs, but a pellet from a BB gun is still stuck in his back.
However, the dog is doing great now.  His wounds are healing well, and most importantly, so is his broken heart.

“I think his heart is a lot better,” Lynn said.

When Lynn adopted him and gave him a new home, she gave Cupid a new name, Leo.

“He just kinda looks like a Leo,” said Lynn.  “I liked Cupid, but I thought once I have him out and around other dogs, calling him Cupid– he might be embarrassed.”

A dog that was found suffering from two gunshot wounds and left for dead in Westfield, Ind. will get a new home!

Humane Society officials said the American bulldog, who rescuers named Cupid, is currently staying with a foster family, but another family is in the process of making him a permanent part of their household.

Cupid was discovered after he followed a little boy home from school and collapsed on the porch.  The dog was taken to an animal hospital in Fishers, where veterinarians determined he had been shot twice in the stomach with a small caliber handgun.

Both of the bullets were successfully removed, and officials said Cupid is expected to make a full recovery.

Authorities continue to investigate this case and are searching for the dog’s previous owner.  If you have any information, please contact Westfield police at 317-804-3200.

WESTFIELD – The search is on for the person who shot an American bulldog and left him for dead in Westfield.

When the dog was rescued, he didn’t have any tags or a computer chip so the Humane Society for Hamilton County named him Cupid because he was found close to Valentine’s Day.

Cupid’s ordeal started about a week ago.  It was a cold day and he followed a little boy home from school and collapsed on his porch and wouldn’t move.

That’s when Wes Rood with the City of Westfield Street Team was called in to pick him up.

“He had some sort of injury, it was cold and it was also curled up in a ball,” Rood said.

So he took him to the Humane Society, and Cupid was in bad shape.

“We immediately knew that he was shot,” said Rebecca Stevens, executive director of the Humane Society for Hamilton County.  “We didn’t know exactly how many times but we got him to Parkside Animal Hospital.”

He was shot twice in the stomach with a handgun.  The Humane Society nursed him back to health.  Now, they’re trying to find Cupid a permanent home and the person who did this.

“He’s a very lucky boy,” said Stevens.  “One of the bullets entered through his front leg and exited through his chest and the other one went through his upper abdomen and lodged in his sternum.  It did not hit any vital organs.”

Because the bulldog survived something as horrific as that, they knew he had a strong heart and they named him Cupid.

“And we hope that he’ll be able to fill up somebody’s heart pretty soon,” Stevens said.

WESTFIELD– The Westfield Police Department is investigating a case of animal cruelty after a dog was found suffering from two gunshot wounds.

On Jan. 30, officers were dispatched to the 16700 block of Eagletown Road after a caller reported a stray dog appeared to be in poor health.  When the officers arrived to the scene, they found a white American bulldog wrapped in a blanket.

Authorities said the dog, who was later named Cupid, was not wearing a collar and was not micro chipped.  Cupid was transported to the Hamilton County Humane Society, but shortly after, he was transferred to an animal hospital in Fishers for treatment.

It was determined the dog was shot twice with a small caliber handgun.  Both of the bullets were successfully removed, and officials said Cupid is expected to make a full recovery.

If you have any information about the dog’s owner or any information regarding this crime, please contact Westfield police at 317-804-3200.

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