DERBY, Conn. (WTNH) – The Derby Police Department provided an update on the dog who survived a shooting in Derby in early April.
28-year-old Stranja Perrin and 27-year-old Anthony Singletary were arrested for animal cruelty after surveillance footage from Coon Hollow Park on Nutmeg Avenue in Derby showed their car in the area after a dog was shot and reported hurt. Police also discovered shell casings matching those belonging to Perrin’s 9mm handgun at the scene of the crime.
Perrin and Singletary were charged with conspiracy to commit cruelty to animals, first-degree conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment and two counts of risk of injury. Perrin was also charged with conspiracy to commit unlawful discharge of a firearm.
Thunda the German Shepherd suffered gunshot wounds to his front leg and shoulder. Thunda needed surgery due to the severity of his wounds. Thunda lost his leg as a result of his injuries.
Police officers are happy to report that Thunda is “doing much better” and that he has “even started to walk around.” Veterinarians were even able to take out Thunda’s drains after the surgery.
Doctors plan on removing Thunda’s staples later this week.
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We are wishing Thunda a speedy recovery and are overjoyed to see him well.