Owner filing police report
Around 7:20 p.m. on Monday, May 28, Robi Fequet’s eight-month-old Australian Shepherd puppy Figis returned home bleeding with several lead pellets shot through his legs. The dog is currently in recovery and a police investigation is underway.
Currently, Figis is not able to walk. Fequet is hopeful his dog will recover and does not suffer permanent physical damage.
“Right now he can’t even stand up, and when I went to the other room he tried to drag himself across the floor to follow,” Fequet said. “I’m sure he’ll be able to walk again, but I don’t know how long it will take.
“The dog runs with me on the bike and Ski-doo and I’m wondering if he’ll be able to do that anymore. I’m hoping it doesn’t impede on his normal life.”
Fequet is also hopeful this does not cause psychological damage on his dog, such as a permanent fear of guns or strangers.
Thus far, he says a lot of local people have commented on his Facebook post about the incident, but no one has come forward and pointed out a suspect yet. Fequet feels certain the shooting was not accidental.
“Everyone in the village owns a gun so you can’t really point any fingers,” he said. “It was an intentional shot; they shot at his legs so has not to kill him. They could’ve just scared them off and shot into the air.”
From ensuring the health and safety of his dog, filing a report to police and going back to work on little sleep, it’s been a hectic time for Fequet. His major aim is to ensure Figis is kept healthy on the mend, and that police can found whoever was responsible for the shooting.
“He’s an affectionate dog – he’s not aggressive and is used to being social. That’s not just a dog to me, it’s my family,” Fequet said.
“I want this to get out, I want people to know this kind of thing isn’t okay.”
One of Figis’ damaged legs.