Dog Found Apparently Shot In The Head In Molino

January 5, 2015

A dog found bleeding and apparently shot in the head  in Molino is now in the care of a local family.

The dog , now nicknamed “Lucky”, was found last Thursday afternoon, curled up next to a pole at the corner of Crabtree Church Road and Gibson Road in Molino. There was a blood trail leading up to where the dog was located.

Lucky appears to have a bullet wound  on the forehead near its left ear with an apparent exit wound behind its right air. As of Sunday night, the dog is recovered well with a local family that did not wish to  be publicly named.

The family is looking for Lucky’sowners. Anyone that knows the owner of the dog can email to be put in touch with the family.

Anyone with information about the shooting of the dog should contact the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620.

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37 Responses to “Dog Found Apparently Shot In The Head In Molino”

  1. chris in Molino on January 9th, 2015 9:34 pm

    Thats awesome. Hopefully whoever shot this pup will get what they got coming back to em sooner rather than later. Shame he had to get shot for someone to love him and take car of him.

  2. Keith on January 8th, 2015 5:35 pm

    I spoke with Luckys new Owner today. He showed me where the Blood Trail Originated. I set the trip on my truck to see how far it was to the nearest residence from the Blood Trail. It was exactly 1/2 Mile to the nearest Driveway After seeing for myself that the Blood Trail Clearly Starts in the Middle of the road and then leads off to the right of the road into the grass and heads straight behind the Telephone pole, I can say with Certainty that this Dog wasn’t shot for chasing Chickens or anything else for that matter. I now believe Lucky was shot for the Heck of it. And for those who care, Lucky is doing fine. He is now receiving the love he deserves.

  3. farmall red on January 8th, 2015 8:18 am

    Wow, did anyone actually read the story here? It doesn’t say anywhere in there that the dog was shot for coming on the property or doing anything malicious. It says the property owner found the dog curled up with a gun shot and a blood trail. I would assume that most likely, it was idiot that got a puppy because it was cute but as it grew up they didn’t or couldn’t train it (remember this is an idiot) so they decided to get rid of it. Being an idiot they decided to shoot the dog and dump it however idiots can’t shoot well so all they did was terribly injure the poor dog that was already in jeopardy from being dumped off. Now this is just an assumption and it is not in the story. Living and working in the north end I see dumped and ignored dogs all the time. I too have a neighbor that will not keep up with their own dogs. they are nice dogs but they basically live at my house. I have no idea why they even insist on having dogs. Previous dogs of theirs killed all my chickens and I had to start my flock all over again. Now why wouldn’t they be happy with just not having dogs? I can only assume it goes back to the earlier part of my post.

  4. Just saying on January 7th, 2015 10:21 am


    How many of your neighbors have you buried? Lol Sorry, I knew what you meant, but the wording was too good to pass up the opportunity.

  5. haley on January 7th, 2015 8:28 am

    I can see both sides to this story. I had a pit bull come in my yard last year, go into the bushes only to find a stray cat that had a litter of kittens. The pit killed everyone of those kittens. This was a Sunday morning. I ran out and tried to help the kitten to no avail. The dog then came up to me wagging his tail and being friendly with me. Ironically, as upset as I was about the kittens, I approached the dog. I could tell he was someone’s pet. He had a collar on but no identification. I called Animal Control who told me to detain the dog as it would be sometime before they could come out to my house. I did. Gave him some water and cat food (that was all I had), Ironically, the dog was a very sweet dog and I realized this dog was only doing what dog do. I don’t condone what he did-but I know he did what dogs do. Animal Control came out and got him. I felt guilty about calling them. Went to check on the dog Tuesday as they are closed on Monday. They have a policy or did that they keep an animal for 5 days for the owner to pick up before they euthanize. However, they told me the dog had been adopted. Hadnt been but two days. I was told by someone that more than likely, the dog had been put down and not adopted due to the fact that he had killed the kittens. That dog was just being a dog. People who think they can just go out and kill someone’s animal whether it is a cat or dog are cruel ppl. Yeah, if they are trying to kill your chickens or whatever, there are other means of running them off-other than killing them. Yes, animals do become family members. I do know there are ppl are there who kill cats/dogs for sport. Like traumaqueen states “monsters who live among us.” Thank goodness for the family that is taking care of Lucky.

  6. creekbather on January 7th, 2015 6:38 am

    people should select a pet to fit their needs rather than placing the wrong animal in the wrong environment

  7. ABC on January 6th, 2015 7:57 pm

    We have dogs, have always had dogs, and always will always have dogs, they are like our children, and have ranged from 7 lbs to 165 lbs In fact we have a graveyard full of the pets we have loved over the past 42 yrs, and it holds some of our neighbors too.

    We think it is responsible and neccessary to keep our property fenced, and maintain our loved ones within the area, They do not have to be penned, tied and have freedom to run and protect our property as needed…..They are also under our frequent watch, when the are outside, They are in at night with us,
    If neccesary they can be penned outside in their pens, briefly and only on occassion that is neccessary.

    If one cannot be a responsible pet owner they should not have a pet.
    shooting any dog unless he is endangering your life, is immature, irresponisble and cruel, God help such a criminal

  8. BT on January 6th, 2015 7:13 pm

    Cutting off fingers? Wow, that’s quite the threat.

    Sounds like there a number of menaces in that neighborhood.

  9. david lamb on January 6th, 2015 6:04 pm

    Barney Fife in Cottage Hill needs to read and heed these comments. There was a news article recently about a man mauled and killed by his pit bull mix.

  10. Lindsey young on January 6th, 2015 11:16 am

    my Australian Shepard was on New Years an dumped by Molina jail. The sad part is, I heard the gun shot right behind my house and didn’t put two an two together. My dog was a girlie girl super sweet. Got shot up an I assure you when I find out who the Bastard is ; they won’t have no fingers to shoot with. And you can tell him that’s a promise.

  11. Just saying on January 6th, 2015 9:06 am

    When I said on someone’s property, I mistakenly thought that the readers would be able to read between the lines and realize that I had implied that the dog presented some sort of threat, whether to the owners, their children, their property, whatever. Apparently,I was wrong.

  12. bleeding orange and blue on January 6th, 2015 5:48 am

    Some of these comments are funny like call the authorities. I had a pair of dogs come into my yard recently and tore my cat of 13 years apart and called the authorities. Do you think that got me anywhere, no. It was in my yard too. Animal control came over an hour and a half later and couldn’t locate the dogs. Some folks have to protect their own families, and yes pets can also be considered family when they have been with you longer than their children.

  13. Audrey on January 6th, 2015 12:24 am

    Hey I totally understand where some of you are coming from. I have chickens & turkeys. About a year ago my neighbor’s dogs got loose & killed one of my male turkeys. My husband shot at the ground with our pistol & the noise scared the dogs away but not before they bit the head off of one of our male turkeys. We came to an agreement with our neighbor & we haven’t seen his dogs on our property since. I have a Great Dane & I make damn sure that she does not roam the neighborhood. What I’m saying is that most of the time you can scare off an animal with a loud noise. If the neighbor’s dogs hadn’t run off after the gun shot, we probably would’ve had no choice but to put them down BUT that wasn’t our first choice.

  14. TC on January 5th, 2015 7:39 pm

    I don’t believe in letting dogs run loose. But it’s not the dogs fault either. Hold the owner accountable. In rural areas some disgusting people dump their unwanted animals. It’s not the dogs fault it’s dumped on the side of the road. Call the authorities, that’s why they have cops, laws, and animal shelters. That’s what intelligent mature people with common sense and compassion do.

  15. Brooke on January 5th, 2015 7:12 pm

    I would happily adopt this pup into my motley crew of lost and found animals.

  16. Sage 2 on January 5th, 2015 6:29 pm

    This is just one more mark showing the ignorance toward animals.
    @traumaqueen…the monsters present themselves in a variety of ways…to inflict pain on the weak and defenseless. Happens all the time!!!

  17. BT on January 5th, 2015 5:56 pm

    Keep your dogs on your own dang property!

    When he shows up somewhere else, your neighbor may not be able to tell whose dog it is. He may not be able to tell if the dog is friendly or not. Nobody wants to harm your dog, but don’t expect people to wait around and see if your dog’s going to attack their child or their pets.

  18. chris in Molino on January 5th, 2015 5:31 pm

    I dont care what you folks say about protecting your property. That puppy dont have maliciuos intent. I’d shoot a person coming on my property tryin to steal before id shoot that pup. JUST SAYIN……

  19. Just saying on January 5th, 2015 2:04 pm

    TC, it most certainly does not make this person a scumbag, I myself have had dogs come in my dogs own personal fence around my backyard, whether by digging or climbing/jumping fence, running back & forth barking/growling along my fence @ my dog, I’m also not gonna put up with a dog barking/growling @ my kids in their own yard, if the owner is not gonna contain their animals or laugh about them either being bad or their animal being the neighborhoods animal & the animal shelter says they can’t come out for another week or so, we’ll guess what’s fixing to happen, it’d be better for an end for someone to drop it off somewhere for it to starve, I’ll say if you don’t have a place to let that dog run around without bothering someone, then get rid of it, there is also a difference when someone has a fence & the animal gets out & the owners go looking for it, some people have fences just choose not to keep them in them, it’s ok for others but not yours

  20. Trisha on January 5th, 2015 1:50 pm

    No one is heartless or a scumbag. IF a dog is caught salughtering other animals and you going out waiving hands and yelling does not stop him then you may not have a choice. So are some of you saying it is ok for a dog to kill other animals but we don’t dare hurt the dog? So other animals don’t matter to you? Where is the justice in those feelings? However, attacking someone’s animals is just a possibility. Shooting any animal just because you get your jollies from it is another story. And yes some dogs seem extremely sweet until put in a situation where their natural instinct takes over.

  21. Adam on January 5th, 2015 1:33 pm

    It looks like a sweet dog. If it wandered on your property and you don’t like it, call the Humane Society. If it was yours and you no longer want it, call the humane society. There is absolutely no excuse for shooting this dog.

  22. Jcellops on January 5th, 2015 10:30 am

    I love dogs and have had many…but, I have chickens too…I don’t let my own dogs back there with them as they like to chase them- but, when neighbor’s dogs (2) shimmy under my backyard fence, come onto MY fenced property and kill my chickens for fun- it gets me real upset…I’ve had two cats mauled ON MY PROPERTY (1 died- 1 miraculously lived, after having surgery) – one of my neighbors had 2 loose, roaming dogs come into his fenced property and slaughter his defenseless animals(sheep or goats-can’t remember) I believe one dog got shot then…again, this same event happened when I lived in walnut hill- it was awful… You wake up to chicken carcasses scattered around your yard! Here’s my way of handling it… You TRY to work with your neighbor- make them aware of the problem.. If that doesn’t solve the problem- the law is definitely on your side if you must resort to eliminating the rogue dogs to keep them off of your property- at that point, I am not mad at the dogs- more so, at the owners who allow their dogs to run loose causing havoc- which sadly, ends up ultimately causing the dogs demise…I don’t think that most people enjoy being put in that position- it’s hard…especially if they love animals…some might say that you Should try to contain the dogs- until animal control can get there.. Keeping in mind that they may not be able to come right away (short staffed), or you could end up getting bit- which would open up a whole new can of worms..I sure don’t know what caused someone to injure this dog- he looks sweet and helpless..just hope that this story has a good ending.

  23. TC on January 5th, 2015 10:21 am

    @JustSaying, IF you would shoot a dog like this for being on your property rather than call authorities and try and locate the owner, you are indeed a scumbag. Why make the dog pay for the irresponsibilityof the owner?

  24. pls on January 5th, 2015 9:31 am

    Just saying…sounds like you have a heart of stone…anyone with a ” normal ” heart would not shoot a dog just because it wandered in their yard…this could have been a stray bullet from a hunter…I am grateful for the family that took this beautiful dog in to care for it.

  25. Trisha on January 5th, 2015 9:16 am

    Everyone is assuming that the dog is an innocent party in this. Shooting a dog or any domestic animal in normal circumstances is illegal. HOWEVER, if a dog is on your property and trying to kill your livestock (goats, sheep, calf, horses, chickens, etc etc etc) then it is legal to shoot and kill the dog. You are not playing a sport to be cruel but protecting your property. In a case like that the owner of the dog would be responsible for paying for damages, but if the dog does not belong to a neighbor and is just roaming then finding a responsible owner is next to impossible.

  26. jeeperman on January 5th, 2015 8:59 am

    And this won’t be the last when irresponsible owners allow their animals to run free.

  27. Molino resident on January 5th, 2015 8:54 am

    Thank the good Lord above for this nice family taking this poor dog in.

  28. Just saying on January 5th, 2015 8:52 am

    Most likely, the dog was on someone’s property, and they shot it. It is sad, but many of us would do the same.

  29. Lisa on January 5th, 2015 8:51 am

    Poor pup!! I think he/she needs a new owner, apparently the original owners weren’t taking care of it

  30. Workin Man on January 5th, 2015 6:30 am

    What a dirtbag…

  31. Audrey on January 5th, 2015 5:29 am

    How sad. What could he have possibly done to deserve this kind of treatment. Thank you to the family that was kind enough to take this poor creature into your home. I wish the world was made of your kind. I just hope that the owners aren’t the ones who did this to this precious baby.

  32. Jane on January 5th, 2015 4:52 am

    This is not the first animal to be shot in Molino. 3 years ago 3 different animals were shot with arrows. Two died. I want to thank the family that is taking care of Lucky and I hope he can stay with them. He is a very nice looking dog.

  33. worried on January 5th, 2015 4:14 am

    I hope the family that took him(Lucky) in keeps him, & if the people who owned him are the ones who hurt him, are found I hope the law does more then slap their hands. My heart goes out to Lucky and the family that is blessed enough to get him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Family

  34. Jessica DeLatte on January 5th, 2015 1:04 am

    Why look to give the dog back to the owners??? Hopefully they aren’t the ones who shot the dog in the head and drop it off. Poor thing. He sure is LUCKY!! I hope they find who did it and hopefully it wasn’t. The owners before they go giving him back. Who could be so sick to do this?!!?

  35. LINDA on January 5th, 2015 12:49 am

    Thank you to the Family. For willing take Lucky in tell hopfully the owners are Found….. GOD BLESS YOU FOR STILL CARING PEOPLE WITH A HEART!

  36. Debbi Lewis on January 5th, 2015 12:31 am

    Oh poor baby

  37. traumaqueen on January 5th, 2015 12:24 am

    What kind of monster’s we have living amongst us.