Dog Shot in Face in Schuylkill County

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POTTSVILLE -- A dog is fighting for his life after he was deliberately shot in the face, according to officials at an animal shelter in Schuylkill County.

According to Hillside SPCA, the owner brought the dog to them after someone shot him Saturday night. The owner couldn't afford the medical costs.

The dog, named Diddy, is currently in critical condition and is also suffering from aspiration pneumonia, Hillside officials said.

Hillside shared Diddy's story on Facebook, asking for any donations to help pay for his recovery. (Warning: the photo may be disturbing).

Donations can be made by going to or mailed to Joe and Caroline's Fund, Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Hillside officials tell Newswatch 16 police in Pottsville are investigating and that someone has been arrested for the shooting.


  • donny hud43987

    My god, so sad! How ? A dog is the most loyal companion anyone could have,, I love dogs,, this really brings me down! I hope they find who did this

  • Blister Licker

    Wow. Just wow. Nothing but bad news out of this Godforsaken, poverty stricken hellhole. The last people in this area to have any logic, self respect and intelligence were the Indians! Might as well let the street roamers take over this county’s government. WHAT’S IT GOING TO HURT????

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