Manning couple finds dog shot in face

by | November 7, 2017 6:20 pm

Last Updated: November 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm

When Travis and Whitley Carraway arrived at their Manning home on Monday afternoon, Travis whistled for their dog, Suki, as he always does.
“We saw a blood stain on the porch” said Whitley Carraway. “But we thought maybe she was in heat. He called and whistled for her like normal.”
Suki was not in heat. When the dog came out from under the porch, it was a clear her problems were much more serious.
“Her face was dripping blood,” Whitley said. “Her nose had a big hole. All he could think was, ‘Wait a minute. Someone shot my dog.'”
Whitley said she thought at first maybe the dog had been injured with a pellet gun. Her husband disagreed, saying the extent of the damage had to come from birdshot or buckshot.
“The injuries were to the back of her head, her eye, her nose, almost everything on her head,” Whitley said. “We called the police and they came out and made a report.”
The couple took Suki to Morris Animal Clinic.
“(Wayne Morris) confirmed that it was a bullet by doing X-rays,” Whitley said. “They confirmed it was buckshot and they gave us the bullet for evidence.”
Whitley said Morris told her the bullet had traveled through the dog’s nose and into her mouth, “busting her whole jaw open.”
“All her teeth on her right side had to be removed,” she said. “She’s all sewn up on that side.”
Whitley said she and her family want to know who did this to their pet, a 6-year-old bulldog that is more likely to rub up against a stranger than bark at one.
“Who could do something like this?” Whitley said. “She’s not an aggressive dog at all. She doesn’t even bark unless it’s to tell us that someone is here. If you get out of your car, she rubs on your leg. She’s not a mean animal.”
Whitley said she and her husband are frightened by the gall of the perpetrator in coming into the yard.
“What concerns me the most is the blood trail we found, there was no blood coming from the road. The only trail was on my porch and cement in my yard. Did someone come into my yard to do this?”
Whitley said she’s also concerned for her children.
“We have kids, and we try to explain to the kids that this has happened, but at the end of the day, they’re still safe,” Whitley said.
She said a day after Suki was shot, she’s having trouble eating and drinking water.
“She’s trying to lap up the soft food we’re giving her,” Whitley said. “You can see her barely able to drink water because of the hole in her nose. It’s been difficult for her.”
Whitley said Morris will have to continue to check the animal’s mouth to make sure it heals properly.
“We have four different medications, including eye drops for her eyes, although I think she may be blind in one of them now,” Whitley said. “We have antibiotics.”
Whitley said that she hopes the public will pray for a speedy recovery. She also hopes someone will come forward if he or she knows who shot Suki.
“We want to find out who did this and why,” she said. “Other than that, we will be praying for a speedy recovery.”
Carraway said a friend posted the information to various social media groups, including the Sumter Pets Facebook group, where staff first noticed it.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 435-4414.

comments » 11

  1. Comment by Mjkammerer

    November 7, 2017 at 18:49

    I had someone come into my yard and shoot my dog. There were 3 witnesses. Nothing happened to that person. I got the vet bills and I I got a ticket from animal control. Sheriffs office did nothing. Thia was when Garrett was in office. Good luck. So sorry about you dog.

  2. Comment by Ga

    November 7, 2017 at 19:04

    This was so sad. I am very sorry to hear about your dog. I pray that Suki has a speedy and successful recovery. It angers me how people are so inhumane. I have two dogs and they are like my babies to me. They protect my family and I try my best to protect them. People do not understand to care that animals have feelings too! They feel pain just as humans do! I hope that someone comes forward and charges are brought against the person who did this to your dog.

  3. Comment by D

    November 7, 2017 at 19:33

    If you truly loved this dog she would not be roaming loose and would have been spayed that’s on you

  4. Comment by L

    November 7, 2017 at 20:02

    D, you are truly an idiot.

  5. Comment by C

    November 7, 2017 at 20:20

    I agree with L. D, your point is irrelevant and your comment is idiotic.

  6. Comment by Johnny

    November 7, 2017 at 20:44

    D why not let someone who truly loves you chain you up to a tree all day. Then you can decide if that is humane or not.

  7. Comment by DM

    November 7, 2017 at 20:46

    Read the article, D. Suki was not “roaming”. The blood trail was on the porch, and their driveway. Why is spaying even an issue? Maybe they plan on breeding her. If so, I would love to have a puppy from a dog with a heart like Suki’s! The owners are hurting. The poor dog is suffering. I agree with C – D’s comment is idiotic, at best. D probably pulled wings off of flies for fun, when they were a child.

  8. Comment by Loving

    November 7, 2017 at 22:49

    So sorry this happened to your dog. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  9. Comment by D

    November 8, 2017 at 08:38

    1 he whistled. 2 if it was going to be bred it wouldn’t have been out of some type of pen. 3. Maybe a fence 4 I do hope your dog will recover. 5 common sense how do I know your dog friendly won’t bite me my dog kids goats chickens

  10. Comment by J

    November 8, 2017 at 11:17

    Really some of these comments is out there must not be a animal lover or maybe a pit / bull dog lover for the blood to be in its yard someone came close near there home to do such if a dog going to attack then it will give warning hope your fur baby make a great recover and yall find who did this No animal deserve to be harm dont care who agree or like my comment its my feeling and my opinion we all are untitled to have our on besides Clarendon county only look out for selective people and give justice for them it’s a messed up county doesn’t matter who the chief is trust me money talk in this county I know from experience so hope they do better soon

  11. Comment by Connie Blair

    November 11, 2017 at 00:57

    It is sad how heartless people can be. I have a Pitt who does not know aggression at all. I am always afraid that someone would hurt him if he strayed away from home because of stories like this. I pray your dog has a speedy, complete recovery and the person(s) involved are caught and punished!

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