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Man accused of shooting harmless dog arrested

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Marcus Crawford (Source: Toledo Police) Marcus Crawford (Source: Toledo Police)
June needed to have her leg amputated after being shot. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/JuneCashGSD) June needed to have her leg amputated after being shot. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/JuneCashGSD)
Although she tires quickly, less than a week after surgery June was already up and moving around. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/JuneCashGSD) Although she tires quickly, less than a week after surgery June was already up and moving around. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/JuneCashGSD)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

More than three months after Toledo Police say he shot a non-violent stray German shepherd in east Toledo, Marcus Crawford has been arrested.

It was a painful recovery for the stray dog after being shot in March. Neighbors told police Crawford was walking on Clark in east Toledo when he opened fire on the dog after it started barking.

The dog, named June Cash, had to have her front leg amputated in order to survive.

"My job is to save animals and to protect them and to do everything I possibly can for them, so when things like this happen, it's just sad," said Dr. Brooke West, West Toledo Animal Hospital.

June has been coming to West Toledo Animal Hospital since that fateful day and is now with a foster family. An adoption agency is working to find her a forever home.

"She is doing excellent. Since the first day she never looked back. She's running, she's chasing a ball, she can jump in and out of a car," said Dr. West.

Crawford is facing 13 charges including cruelty to animals and aggravated menacing. He was in front of a judge Wednesday morning and is currently locked up at the Lucas County Jail.

Crawford was indicted on weapons charges before his arrest.

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