Hayden Howard noticed that something wasn’t right with her dog.
Her English Mastiff Jackson had been playing in the backyard while she was inside. When she called him in it looked like he was covered in insect bites. But when she looked closer she realized it wasn’t insect bites at all.
Jackson was in fact covered in tiny holes.
”I was completely shocked, I didn’t know what to think,” Hayden told WXIN.
She immediately rushed him to the vet. When the vet examined Jackson’s body, he found masses of tiny BB pellets.
“There was one stuck under his eyelid, one in his ear, one in his knee, they were everywhere,” Hayden says.
There were so many that the vet had to shave almost all of Jackson’s fur to take out the plastic shells. He removed 27 pellets in total and was forced to leave 20 where they were.
On top of that, the vet found 20 more holes in Jackson’s small body.
The poor dog had been hit over 70 times.
“I have never seen an animal shot that many times. It’s a very bad case and it’s sad to see,” Seymour Police Department Assistant Chief Craig Hayes said.
It was suspected that the BB’s came from a nearby yard and police were hot on the suspect’s heels.
It didn’t take long for them to find pellets and an air rifle hidden in a neighbor’s home.
In addition to a air rifle and pellets, the police found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his home, Daily Mail reported.
Despite his big trauma Jackson is recovering well, according to Hayden.