Police in Medina County, Texas, are investigating an animal cruelty case after a family dog was found with an arrow shot through his head Sunday afternoon, the family told KENS5.
After hearing her dog Lola barking frantically, Stacee Gomez looked out the window to see her father’s dog, Boomer, standing on the front porch with an arrow shot through his head, according to KENS5.
“I panicked and screamed. Then my dad just kind of came running and I just told him, ‘Dad he has an arrow in his head!'” Stacee told the outlet.
HOW SCARY! Stacee Gomez found Boomer on the porch with an arrow straight through his head. Miraculously, she said the dog was alive standing on its own feet, and alert. https://t.co/HMEcMIk1j3
— KENS 5 (@KENS5) December 5, 2022
The Gomez family brought Boomer to the veterinarian’s office, where the vet told them they were lucky the dog was still alive. The arrow went into Boomer’s head and ricocheted off his skull, fracturing his orbital bone and nasal cavity before piercing straight through to the other side, KENS 5 reported. (RELATED: Bad-A** Cat Gets Shot By Arrow, Believed To Have Taken Arrow Out By Himself)
Ben received Boomer as a Christmas gift from his children, and the two have been inseparable ever since, according to a GoFundMe page Stacee set up to help pay for Boomer’s medical bills.
The investigation into who shot Boomer and why is ongoing, according to KENS5.