JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — A woman has been arrested on charges of shooting a dog in Jackson County on July 17 and has signed a confession, Jackson County Animal Control said on Wednesday.
The dog was found shot at about 10:30 a.m. July 17 on Hannelwald Road, between Mount Hope and Waterloo Munith roads, across from a radio tower, according to a Facebook post by Jackson County Animal Shelter from July 17.
The animal shelter later said the owner of the rottweiler named Zoey, had been identified as Amanda Crowder, 62, and she has been arrested and signed the confession. After spending a night in jail, the owner was arraigned in court Wednesday.
According to the 12th District Court in Jackson, Crowder is being held on a $1,500 bond. The prosecutor has charged her with Second Degree Animal Torture and Abandoning/Cruelty to an animal.
According to Animal Control, Crowder said she shot the dog because it was being aggressive toward her other dog. Animal Control said it found no evidence to support her claim.
The dog was injured in the shooting and continues to recover.