NEW YORK -- The owners of a dog that was shot in the eye are now offering a reward to anyone that can find the shooter.
The dog, Cooper, wandered away from his backyard in Williamson last Wednesday. When the Chrisley family found him two days later, the golden retriever had been shot in the eye.
He is recuperating at home now under a veterinarian's care. The Chrisleys say they don't think his injury is an accident. They're offering a $1,000 reward for information.
"We haven't determined whether it was intentional or accidental. But certainly -- if it was intentional and if people would come forward and tell us who is responsible -- we certainly would conduct an investigation, interview people that know more about it than we do," says Trooper Mark O'Donnell, “if there is enough probable cause to make the arrest."
Troopers say they are still not sure where Cooper was when he was shot. Anyone with information can contact state police at 315-589-2046.
A GoFundMe account was set up to help with Cooper's medical expenses with more than $20,000 that has been raised so far.
GoFundMe: "Cooper's Eye Surgery"
Cooper got lost in the woods and was just found last night 11-25-16. He was shot in the eye and needs multiple reconstructive surgery to repair. Please help us!
The outpouring of concern is truly remarkable! Cooper is now at Williamson Animal Hospital. I have been asked for this information a few times. Donations can be made directly as well to:
Williamson Animal Hospital
4450 rt 104
Williamson, NY 14589
Chrisley is the last name if you need it as well.
To all the beautiful people out there that have donated even a few dollars to help us take care of Cooper... we thank you!! We are overwhelmed with the out pouring of love and support from all of you!!
Cooper is doing well and has his first surgery on Monday. We are encouraged and will keep everyone updated!
We couldn't do this without your support!! XOXO
Cooper is home until Friday for his second surgery! He is doing great!! ❤️❤️❤️
Cooper is doing great!! Lively as ever! He goes into surgery again tomorrow morning
(WHEC - Dec 1, 2016)