Local Animal Rescue Seeks “Justice for Peter Jones” After Pit-Bull Puppy was Fatally Shot

"Justice for Peter Jones" is a campaign that has started to pick up traction on social media to find out who is responsible for the dogs death.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – A local animal rescue is seeking justice for a puppy that was fatally shot and poisoned.

"Justice for Peter Jones" is a campaign that has started to pick up traction on social media to find out who is responsible for the dogs death.
“Justice for Peter Jones” is a campaign that has started to pick up traction on social media to find out who is responsible for the dogs death.

After being adopted the male pit-bull mix, named Peter Jones, moved to his new home just off Kissingbower Road in Augusta, Georgia. His owner says the neighborhood is very animal friendly, but now after the dogs death his owner wants answers.

Jennie Morgan adopted Peter Jones, a male pit-bull puppy that was only a few days old more than a year ago. Morgan’s home is a foster site for dogs picked up by Southern Souls Rescue. Last week, Morgan says she called her dogs in from the yard, to put them to bed, in the enclosed patio behind her home but Peter Jones never came to the back door.

“I called and called and called and he didn’t come back right away like he always did. If he was over the fence or in the fence, he always came when I called him,” Morgan told WJBF News Channel 6.

The pit-bull had a habit of jumping the fence around Morgan’s backyard to play with the neighbors lab, but when that happened Morgan says he would always come back home.

“But he never showed… by 4 in the morning he still wasn’t here.” Morgan said.

The next morning Morgan found the 14-month-old puppy in her yard laying in his bed with a wound on his hip, unable to stand. After being seen by the veterinarian it was determined the dogs injuries were not accidental.

“It was a bullet. A big bullet that was broken in 2 pieces and had shattered his hip,” said Morgan.

Morgan says Peter Jones was also poisoned, but the veterinarian could not say if the poison came from the bullet or it was fed to him.

“I don’t understand why people have to be so cruel and mean to somebody’s pet. I mean it wasn’t like he was just a feral dog running in a pack. He was my baby,” Morgan said.

“Justice for Peter Jones” is a campaign that has started to pick-up traction on social media to find who is responsible for the canine’s death. If you have any information please contact Southern Souls Rescue or the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

 


AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – A local animal rescue is seeking justice for a puppy that was fatally shot.

"Justice for Peter Jones" is a campaign that has started to pick up traction on social media to find out who is responsible for the dogs death.
“Justice for Peter Jones” is a campaign that has started to pick up traction on social media to find out who is responsible for the dogs death.

After being adopted the male pit-bull mix, named Peter Jones, moved to an animal friendly neighborhood in Augusta with his new owner.

Jennie Morgan adopted Peter Jones when he was only days old. Last week, Morgan says she called her dogs in, to the enclosed patio behind her home, where they sleep but the pit-bull puppy never came. The next morning she found the dog with a wound on his hip and rushed him to the veterinarian. The veterinarian found a bullet and uncovered the dog was poisoned, but could not say how he was poisoned. Now Morgan wants answers.

“I don’t understand why people have to be co cruel and mean to somebody’s pet. I mean it wasn’t like he was just a feral dog running in a pack. He was my baby,” Morgan told WJBF News Channel 6.

“Justice for Peter Jones” is a campaign that has started to pick up traction on social media to find out who is responsible for the dogs death.

If you have any information please contact Southern Souls Rescue or the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1000.

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