'I Want To Know Why', Family Looking for Answers After Dog Shot

It's the latest case of animal cruelty. The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an American Bull Dog was found shot in the face earlier this week in Manning.

Manning, SC (WLTX) -- It's the latest case of animal cruelty. The Clarendon County Sheriff's Department is investigating after an American Bulldog was found shot in the face earlier this week in Manning.

"I want to know why you did it," said Travis Carraway.

Sookie is a six-year-old American Bulldog. Carraway said when he got home Monday afternoon, he noticed blood on the porch.

"She came up from under the porch and all I saw was blood pouring from her face," he said.

According to Carraway, Sookie was shot by multiple buckshots.

"It went through her nose and lodged in her jaw. She got hit in the eye, the back of the head, the back of the right ear, and the top of her head."

Those wounds are causing her to have difficulty breathing, eating and drinking water. Carraway said there is the possibility that she could lose eyesight in one of her eyes.

"It terrifies me a whole lot because I have four kids that are outside, playing with the dog. What if I would have been home and it would have missed the dog and hit one of my kids," said Carraway.

Sookie has a long road to recovery, and Carraway just wants to find out who is responsible.

"Just please come forth. That would ease my mind, my kids' minds, my wife's mind. We love our dog, we take care of our dog, and we just want to know why."

The Carraways would like to thank everyone who has donated towards Sookie's veterinary bill, as well as those who have sent well wishes.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is being asked to call the Clarendon County Sheriff's Department.

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