Dog shot, tied to Illinois bridge now headed to a new home
Photo Source: College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Veterinarians at the University of Illinois now say a dog found shot and tied to a rural bridge last month is healthy enough to move to a permanent home.
The university's Veterinary Teaching Hospital said on its website Tuesday that the Labrador mix known as Bear is headed to live with a family.
Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran has asked that the family not be identified since investigators are still trying to determine who shot Bear.
Bear was found April 20 near Sibley, 35 miles north of Champaign. He had a broken jaw, shotgun wounds and infected eyes. His mouth was taped closed and he was tied to a spot on the bridge that allowed his paws just touch the ground.
Doran has said investigators have identified potential suspects.