Juvenile arrested in case of dog shot with arrow

Juvenile arrested in case of dog shot with arrow

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Allie was put down because of the injuries she received from the arrow. Allie was put down because of the injuries she received from the arrow.

PIGEON FORGE (WATE) - A juvenile in Sevier County was arrested Wednesday for shooting a dog with an arrow.

A dog named Allie had to be put down by a veterinarian because of internal injuries after she was found with the arrow still in her side.

On Tuesday, The Humane Society of Sevier County offered a reward for information in the case and began taking donations for the "Justice For Allie Reward Fund".

One day later, officials arrested and charged the juvenile with aggravated cruelty to animals.

Officials with the Humane Society said a member of the public came forward with information that led to the arrest.

The fund had raised $450 before that person came forward and officials believe they will be entitled to the reward.

"It was a great relief to discover that an arrest has been made and that we can put this horrible tragedy to rest for Allie and her family," Humane Society officials said in a news release.

"The lesson to be learned from this tragic event is that bows and arrows are weapons. In this case, a deadly weapon. The same applies to pellet guns, and BB guns. They are not toys and should not be in the hands of children, period."
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