Teen Thought His Dog Had Rabies, Shot Her In Face Because He Had ‘No Time For Vet’
An 18-year-old teen from Missouri, named Harley Mobley, shot his Pit Bull, Zara, in the face with a shotgun simply because he “didn’t have time to go to the vet,” according to a probable cause statement from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Mobley drove his innocent pup down a long gravel road, where he pulled the trigger […]
An 18-year-old teen from Missouri, named Harley Mobley, shot his Pit Bull, Zara, in the face with a shotgun simply because he “didn’t have time to go to the vet,” according to a probable cause statement from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Mobley drove his innocent pup down a long gravel road, where he pulled the trigger of the gun he borrowed from his friend, with the intent of killing Zara. But his plan backfired when Zara miraculously survived. Lying in the gravel, not moving, Zara was on the brink of death, but first responders immediately arrived at the scene to help save her life. Unleashed Pet Rescue, an animal rescue group from Kansas, took the pup in and renamed her Gloria. But while Gloria was now safe, she still had a long road ahead and was in an immense amount of pain. An x-ray showed the pellets that dispersed through her whole face, including a big hole that you could see her teeth through. In addition, she also suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach. The rescue gave her painkillers and thankfully she was still eating and drinking on her own. Despite the horror she had been through, she was still very friendly and loved giving kisses to everyone who approached her. Days later, Gloria received surgery on her face, thanks to many kind-hearted people who donated to pay for her medical expenses. Thankfully, her surgery was a success, but she would still need several more before she’d be ready for adoption. While the teen’s plan is unknown, the vets believe that he meant to shoot Gloria between her eyes. But luckily, Gloria moved her head last minute, which caused the shotgun pellets to barely miss her brain and pierce her cheek instead. While she still suffered a broken jaw and shattered eye bone, that slight movement saved her life. The rescue posted pictures of Gloria on Facebook, where a previous owner had recognized her and led law enforcement to the teen who committed this cruel act. He was arrested and charged with a felony of animal abuse. After his arrest, Mobley put out the following written statement: “I shot Zara because she was attacking my dog and I thought she was showing early signs of Rabies. So I thought I’d put her down but I guess I didn’t and didn’t have no time for the vet that morning.” Gloria is recovering very well and is currently living with a foster. She will be up for adoption once she has fully healed.

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