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Spokane Police: Man Arrested After Shooting Woman's Dog

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM S.P.D. On Friday Spokane Police officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of South Maple. A woman called police to report that her dog had been shot while in her backyard.

The dog's owner returned home to find her 2 1/2 year old lab retriever mix injured in her backyard. The dog was injured and bleeding, so she quickly took her to an emergency vet. The dog underwent surgery to remove pellets from a pellet gun. The dog was shot two times, once in the shoulder and once in the stomach. The dog was near death when treated at the hospital.

Officers continued the investigation over several days. Officers arrested 47 year old Roland Hewett for 1st Degree Animal Cruelty, a Class C Felony. Officers located the air rifle they believe was used to injure the dog. Hewett was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

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