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Man faces charges for shooting stray dog

Associated Press • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Marcus L. Crawford, 25, of 841 Lucas St., faces one count each of cruelty to animals, discharging a firearm, having a weapon under disability, and carrying a concealed weapon.

He is not yet in police custody.

The black-and-tan female, estimated at 1 to 2 years old and now called June, was seen resting on a porch in the 900 block of Clark Street before she was shot in the right shoulder just before noon Monday. The bullet struck her humerus bone and ricocheted down to the radius, shattering that bone, too.

June was cared for at the Lucas County Canine Care & Control during a required three-day stray hold to see if anyone would claim ownership of her. She is slated to have surgery Friday at West Toledo Animal Hospital to amputate her damaged leg, after which she will be transferred to the care of Planned Pethood for her recovery and future adoption.

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