Reward increased in East Texas animal cruelty case

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The reward has increased for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for an animal cruelty case in East Texas .

On October 12, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers with the Longview Police Department and Longview Animal Control were called to the area near Rawley Court and Glover Drive.

Officials located a dog that had been shot with an arrow but was still alive. They immediately took the dog to the Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center where he underwent emergency surgery to remove the 20″ arrow that pierced his lungs.

The shelter medical staff also learned the dog had been shot multiple times with a pellet gun and had a pellet still inside his body.

The vet was able to remove the arrow and the dog survived.

The dog dubbed “Robin Hood” was adopted two weeks after being brought to the animal shelter. He now lives with his “Furever” family in Tyler.

Police and Animal Services are asking anyone with information to come forward and contact them or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-7867. The reward could now be up to $2,000.

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