An Italy Cross man is facing a number of charges after Lunenburg District RCMP responded to a complaint that a dog had been shot near Highway 103 on February 5 at 9:41 p.m.
The dog, a Labrador/ Pit Bull mix, was transported by family to the local veterinary clinic where it was treated for its injuries.
It is home with its owner and is expected to survive, according to a release RCMP issued on February 6.
As a result of the investigation, a 46-year-old man was arrested without incident and the firearm used in the incident was seized.
The man was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on May 2. He is facing the following charges: careless use of a firearm; unlawful possession of a firearm; and injuring or endangering an animal.
The investigation is ongoing.