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GLASSPORT, Pa. (KDKA) – A Glassport man could face animal cruelty charges, including a felony, for allegedly shooting his two dogs.
Authorities found one of the dogs injured and frightened. At first, they thought it was hit by a car. But, a veterinarian later discovered the pit bull mix named Sampson had been shot multiple times.
Animal control officers made a Facebook post looking for the owner. They got a tip there was a second dog and where to find the owner.
The owner agreed to take them to a cemetery but never told them where the dog was buried.
Officers found the dog buried under a pile of cement blocks Sunday.
The owner reportedly confessed to shooting his dogs with a 9mm handgun because they kept fighting.
Sampson is now in foster care and will be up for adoption after he recovers from his bullet wounds.