The puppy has fully recovered and was adopted into a loving home, though authorities are still looking for the person responsible for its injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call 951-358-7387 or email email@example.com.
Original story posted on 5/24/2022:
A puppy is lucky to be alive after being shot through the neck with an arrow in Desert Hot Springs.
The four-month-old female Chihuahua puppy mix was found by a woman who heard the dog yelping outside near her home.
When she approached the dog, she saw it had an arrow straight through its neck.
Riverside County Department of Animal Services Director Erin Gettis says it was miraculous the arrow didn't strike any vital arteries in the puppy's neck.
She was brought to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus for surgical removal of the arrow and after recovering, will be eventually placed for adoption.
As for the person who shot the dog, authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Department of Animal Services at 951-358-7387.