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Utah deputy saves life of pit bull shot by arrow

The Associated Press

First Published Aug 17 2014 04:03 pm • Last Updated Aug 17 2014 10:37 pm

St. George • Washington County sheriff’s deputies say they found a dog shot with an arrow on Old Highway 91 near the Arizona line, the third animal shot by an arrow or blow dart in the county this year.

Sgt. Kurt Bowen initially thought the pit bull he found Friday was shot with a bullet but later determined it was an arrow.

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He immediately contacted the Ivins City Animal Shelter and started bandaging the open stomach wound.

Shelter Director Agnes Smith told The Spectrum the animal underwent three hours of surgery and is improving but is still "not out of the woods."

She credited Sgt. Bowen with saving the dog’s life.

A kitten shot with blow darts died in February. Another cat survived an arrow attack in February.




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