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Another Dog Shot in Warren County

Updated: March 17, 2013 05:12 PM CDT
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Two weeks ago - KWQC brought you a story about a dog getting loose in rural Warren County - near Galesburg - and getting shot in the hind leg. 

That dog - Dixie - is alive today but without the use of her leg. 

She is able to walk but her life will never be the same.

And now that has happened again - next door to the first shooting. 

Friday nigh - Noocitna-  a two year old husky- was found on shot in the same leg by the same caliber ammunition. 

And today - she is struggling to survive.

"I came out here and found our dog laying on the ground," says owner G.W. Douglas. "She was carrying her leg- it was obviously damaged."

Noocitna had x-rays done of her leg at the emergency vet Friday, revealing a shattered femur.

It also may result it severe nerve damage. 

And after two shooting next door to each other- people are beginning to wonder what's next.

"I have mixed emotions," says Douglas. "Anger certainly at the top and then compassion because I just felt so bad for this dog."

Douglas is a Professor of Sociology at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. 

While investigators haven't been able to confirm if the gods were shot by the same person - Douglas warns it could be a big warning sign if they were.

"I'm wondering how long this person will be content shooting dogs before they decide to take action against children or an adult."

But right now- the biggest concern is for the life of the dog.

"She's our baby... Our guard dog, our protector," said Brenda Douglas - Owner of Noocitna. "We love it out here and we don't want to be afraid in our own home."

Noocitna is currently at home- trying to heal. 

She is in stable condition but there is no word on how the leg will heal. 

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