Veterinarian Judith Jaxtheimer said the dog was paralyzed, and the owner was devastated.
"There were tears in his eyes and he told me his dog had been shot," she said.
The dog was found by its owner, about thirty feet away from its home, across the street on Decorum Road in Neelyton.
The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told WTAJ that his wife passed away in July, and the death of the family's dog has made things very difficult.
"I've had a difficult time coming to terms with it myself," said veterinarian Judith Jaxtheimer. "They're losing a second member of the family."
Both the owner and Jaxtheimer told WTAJ they don't believe this was an accident.
"Nobody had permission to be hunting over there," Jaxtheimer said. "And if you were shooting at a deer and missed and hit the dog, what were you doing on the property that didn't belong to you? Secondly, what were you doing so close to the man's house?" she continued.
The dog did roam across the street, but the vet confirmed the dog did wear a bright orange collar to try and lessen the possibility of it being shot at.
The Huntingdon County Dog Warden is currently investigating, and is encouraging anybody who might have information on the dog shooting to come forward.
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