Woman Noticed Small Holes On Her Dog And Suspected It Was Parasites, But Really…

Owning a pet is a great responsibility. They rely on us for food, a roof over their head, and, when necessary, veterinary treatment. Without us to look after them, domestic animals wouldn’t survive. They’d be vulnerable in a way that most of us wouldn’t like to imagine, and that’s why it’s so worrying when a pet gets sick in our care…

Dogs are the biggest animals we keep in our homes, and if our beloved pooches get sick, it doesn’t take long for us to notice. We spend so much time petting them that we know when something’s up. When this Indiana mom noticed some small holes on her dog, she thought he had fleas, but the truth left her jaw on the floor…

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Have Any Of Your Pets Had An Unusual Illness?

Having a sick pet is a horrible experience. They’re part of our families, after all. When my dog got kennel cough, I felt like it was my fault, that I should have looked after him better, and I did everything I could to get him back to his usual self. But what happened to this dog was something no one could have ever imagined…

NEXT: How this DISTURBING story began…

Jackson was an English mastiff puppy. A breed known for their incredible size. He lived with his mom, Hayden Howard, and her son, Noah, in their home in Symour, Indiana. He was adorable; everything you’d want the perfect pet to be…

1. Jackson The Puppy

What we love about puppies is their innocence. All they want to do is have fun. There’s no doubt that Jackson and Noah would have been the best of friends. He was a young, healthy puppy who had a loving family…

NEXT: Hayden noticed SOMETHING strange…

We all love the weekend. It’s a chance for us to unwind and spend time with the people we love. Hayden had been chilling in her backyard with Jackson when she realized that something was up…

2. Something Was Up

Jackson had been his usual self, playing in the family’s backyard like any other puppy. However, after watching him for some time, Hayden noticed that something wasn’t right with his fur…

NEXT: Hayden’s FIRST thought…

After making her observation and taking a closer look at Jackson’s coat, Hayden jumped to the conclusion most of us would make if we noticed something strange about a dog’s fur…

3. Jackson Had Fleas

Hayden thought that Jackson had fleas, or another parasite bothering him. Fleas are a very common problem for dogs so Hayden wasn’t too worried. But she decided she’d keep an eye on it in case things got worse…

NEXT: It didn’t take long for Hayden to become VERY worried…

Sadly, Jackson’s condition didn’t improve. Hayden was becoming increasingly concerned about what was wrong with his skin. So, on a Saturday night in April 2017, she decided to inspect it A LOT more closely…

4. Holes On His Skin

It was then that Hayden realized that beneath his beautiful blonde fur, Jackson didn’t have parasites, but holes on his skin! What on Earth was going on? He was a healthy puppy. Why would he have holes on his skin?!

NEXT: Hayden IMMEDIATELY took Jackson to the vet…

Hayden must have been beside herself with worry as she rushed Jackson to the vet. What if there was something seriously wrong with her beloved pet? How would she break the news to her son Noah?

5. A Trip To The Vet

Jackson was treated by a veterinarian at the Seymour Animal Hospital. It didn’t take long for Dr Steve Sunbury to realize what was wrong with Jackson. The truth was unimaginable for Hayden…

NEXT: Jackson had been SUFFERING…

Despite having a loving home, Jackson had been suffering in silence. The holes on his skin were caused by something a lot worse than even the most nasty parasites. Hayden was devastated when she found out…

6. Jackson Had Been Abused

The holes on Jackson’s skin were caused by animal abuse. In my opinion, animal abusers really are the lowest of the low. Dogs like Jackson are innocent and have absolutely no way of defending themselves…

NEXT: The SHOCKING cause of Jackson’s injuries…

The holes had been caused by bullets. Shockingly, as he was frolicking about in his family’s backyard Jackson had been shot. Hayden must have felt terrible that she had no idea he’d been abused in this way…

7. A BB Gun

Jackson had been shot by a BB gun. Whilst they aren’t as powerful as your average rifle, they’re still weapons and for a dog like Jackson who was still growing, it had the potential to cause a lot of damage…

NEXT: Jackson could have been KILLED…

You might think that BB guns are just used by the rough kids on your neighborhood to cause some trouble shooting cans, but they can cause a lot more damage than what you might think…

8. Potentially Fatal

These weapons, whilst not technically firearms, use air canisters to fire pea-sized pellets at a target using gas. Their potential to cause harm only increases the closer they are to a target as the pellets have no chance to slow down as they’re fired through the air. So if someone had gotten close enough to Jackson, he could have died…

NEXT: The SHOCKING number of bullets inside Jackson…

“I was completely shocked that they were pulling BBs and pellets out of my dog,” Hayden said in an interview with the news website Whas11. It only got worse when she realized how many bullets there were…

9. Twenty-One Bullets

A shocking 21 bullets were pulled out of Jackson’s body. He must have been so traumatized and confused by humans. On the one hand, he had a loving family, and on the other, he was the target for animal abuse…

NEXT: He’d been shot EVEN more times…

Shooting a puppy 22 times is bad enough, but when the wounds on Jackson’s body were counted, it became apparent that there was a lot more to what he’d suffered than just the bullets that had became lodged in his skin…

10. Fifty Wounds

Jackson had been shot fifty times. The fact that he was still a good natured puppy was a miracle. No one would have blamed him for lashing out or changing his behavior in some way. Thankfully, the ordeal didn’t affect him like that…

NEXT: The QUESTION on everybody’s lips…

After Dr Steve Sunbury revealed exactly what was wrong with Jackson, the hunt was on to find out whoever had hurt him like that. It certainly wasn’t anyone in the family home who’d harmed him…

11. Who Had Done It?

For Jackson to get harmed and for his family not to notice meant that it had to have happened in his backyard. So the culprit was doing it deliberately. Who would do such a horrible thing to a puppy?!

NEXT: The COPS were called…

At this point, Hayden said to Fox News, “I was in shock; I didn’t even know what to think. There was [a bullet] under his eyelid, there was one in his ear, one in his knee,” she continued. “They were all over [and] underneath of him. [The vet] came out there and […] showed me all these little BBs. I just didn’t know what to say or what to do.”

12. The Cops Were Called

In a terrible situation like the one Hayden was facing, there was only one thing that she could do – call the cops. Whoever had done this to Jackson was a monster and a very dangerous person. Only the cruelest of people would hurt a defenceless animal like Jackson whilst he was playing in his own backyard…

NEXT: The EVIDENCE the cops found…

It was clear that this terrible crime had taken place in the family’s backyard so the cops immediately searched the area for clues about what had gone on. What they found will make your jaw drop…

13. The Evidence

In a tree in the family’s yard, the cops discovered BB shells that shed even more light on the cruelty Jackson had suffered. They revealed the disturbing number of shots that had been fired at him…

NEXT: It was a MIRACLE Jackson wasn’t dead…

“[There were] 20-some [bullets] pulled out of him,” Hayden revealed to Fox News, “[and] 20-some that were probably still in him,” Howard told Fox News. That, coupled with the fifty wounds, meant he’d been shot a lot…

14. The Number Of Shots

Jackson had been shot over 60 times. Whoever had done it, clearly wanted to cause this gorgeous dog a lot of harm. They deserved to pay the price for their actions. Jackson was a young family’s pet…

NEXT: The DIRECTION the bullets were fired from…

We all owe a lot to the investigative skills of the cops. They’re able to use whatever clues – if any – are left behind on a crime scene to catch the culprit of a crime and that’s exactly what happened next…

15. Hayden’s Neighbor

The bullets found in the tree meant that the cops were able to work out where they’d been fired from. They led them directly to Hayden’s neighbor’s house which belonged to man named Tim Woodward…

NEXT: The cops SEARCH Hayden’s neighbor’s house…

The evidence was all pointing towards Hayden’s neighbor, and the cops were not disappointed after they got a warrant to search Tim Woodward’s house. But they found a lot more than just a BB gun…

16. The Cop’s Find

Alongside evidence that the cops weren’t able to reveal the details of, they found two proper guns, the BB gun that had most likely been used to hurt Jackson, and “methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.”

NEXT: Tim was taken into CUSTODY…

The officer who was placed in charge of the case, Craig Hayes, was disgusted by Jackson’s injuries. “I have never seen an animal shot that many times,” he revealed to the Daily Mail. “It’s a very bad case, and it’s sad to see.”

17. Criminal Custody

Tim was then taken into criminal custody by the cops, however, he has not been charged with animal cruelty as of May 2017. He is, however, suspected of the offence and was charged for the possession of drugs.

NEXT: Hayden makes a SAD confession…

Hayden has no idea why Tim would hurt her dog like he did. Whilst he is yet to be charged, the evidence is pointing in his direction. Officer Hayes said that he was probably under the influence when he shot Jackson…

18. Hayden’s Confusion

“He’s a big baby. He’s shy,” Hayden said in an interview with WDRB. “But other than that he’s a lovable dog. He loves my son, Noah.” We can only hope that the experience hasn’t scarred poor Jackson for life…

NEXT: JUSTICE for Jackson…

In an attempt to finally charge Tim, a $500 reward has been offered for any conclusive evidence that will result in him being officially charged with the crime. However, there’s another way he may be brought to justice…

19. The Reward

Even if the reward doesn’t bring forward any new evidence, it’s more than likely Tim will be charged thanks to forensic science. It’s highly likely that the cops will find what they need from the items they found in Tim’s house to get justice for Jackson. No one would want him to harm another animal like again that in the future.

NEXT: Jackson’s RECOVERY…

Whilst it’s important that Tim pays the price for his action, what’s even more important is Jackson’s recovery. After suffering such a terrible ordeal, everyone was hoping that he’d make a swift recovery…

20. Jackson’s Recovery

“He’s good,” Hayden revealed to Fox News. “He’s well. He’s home taking medicine and everything.” All we can do now is hope that Jackson is nursed back to full health soon and that he doesn’t let his experience affect his good nature. One thing’s for sure – there’s no way that Jackson will have to experience pain like that again.

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