Hawk Run, PA – An animal rescue group is attempting to figure out who shot a dog in Clearfield County.

The 4-year-old mastiff mix, who is being called Lottie, was found lying in a doorway of a home in Hawk Run.

It’s believed that she had been shot sometime between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.

Although Lottie lost a lot of blood and her face was severely injured, she was surrendered by her owner and was taken to Metzer Animal Hospital in State College for surgery.

She survived and is recovering.

The local animal rescue group that is helping with case, One Dog at a Time, says they believe the shooting was deliberate and happened at close range.

They are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot the dog. Although an active animal cruelty investigation is underway, they are asking that anyone with information can call 717-248-2902.

Volunteers say that Lottie has been sweet and docile.

Click Here to see the Facebook update from One Dog at a Time. Be aware that some of the photos contain images of the wounds.

Thanks to ODAAT volunteer, Lynda Lamb for giving this sweet girl time to trust her, picking this poor girl up, transporting her to the vets and putting herself through the emotional pain that it takes when dealing with these types of cases. This is not something that is easily forgotten for the volunteers.

To help us with Lottie’s surgery and continued care, donations can be sent via their website www.onedogatatime.us or PayPal [email protected] Please put “Lottie” in the comments. The mailing address is ODAAT 155 Macintosh Drive, Palmyra PA 17078.


Many people have reached out saying that they would be willing to adopt Lottie after she heals.

Depending on how everything turns out, the dog will likely be taken in by someone who has already been helping her.

But remember, there are plenty of animals at our local animal shelters who need your help just as much as the dog in this story does. They would love to be a part of your home.

Turn an animals’ heartbreak into happiness. If you have room in your home and your heart, consider adopting from your local shelter. And if you can’t adopt, you can always help out by making a donation or volunteering.

Gateway Humane Society in Falls Creek

Clearfield County SPCA

Willow Run Sanctuary in Brookville

Elk County Humane Society

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