AUGUSTA, GEORGIA (WJBF) – A local animal rescue is seeking justice for a puppy that was fatally shot.
After being adopted the male pit-bull mix, named Peter Jones, moved to an animal friendly neighborhood in Augusta with his new owner.
Jennie Morgan adopted Peter Jones when he was only days old. Last week, Morgan says she called her dogs in, to the enclosed patio behind her home, where they sleep but the pit-bull puppy never came. The next morning she found the dog with a wound on his hip and rushed him to the veterinarian. The veterinarian found a bullet and uncovered the dog was poisoned, but could not say how he was poisoned. Now Morgan wants answers.
“I don’t understand why people have to be co cruel and mean to somebody’s pet. I mean it wasn’t like he was just a feral dog running in a pack. He was my baby,” Morgan told WJBF News Channel 6.
“Justice for Peter Jones” is a campaign that has started to pick up traction on social media to find out who is responsible for the dogs death.
If you have any information please contact Southern Souls Rescue or the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1000.