During an interview with IocaI news outlets, the young woman, Haydn, initially believed that her pooch, Jackson, had been bitten by bugs. Unfortunately, she made a shocking discovery when she took a closer look. “He had some marks on him and we thought they were bug bites and stuff. But then Saturday night I started noticing holes on him,” she said. “I was in shock, I didn’t even know what to think.”

Jackson was shaved at the vet, and veterinarians discovered dozens of punctures. The veterinarian reportedly before removed 20 pellets and seven BBs. The woman’s neighbor, Timo, was arrested for drug charges, and police believe that he was the one who attacked the puppy. A BB gun and pellets were recovered at his home and investigators are awaiting laboratory tests to match them to Jackson’s injuries.

20 more pellets are still lodged in Jackson’s body, and 20 more bounced off his skin. Marijuana, meth and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the man’s home, but he was not charged with animal cruelty. However, police hope to charge him with animal cruelty soon.

The local police department stated that the attack on Jackson was the worst animal cruelty case he had ever seen. “I have never seen an animal shot that many times. It’s a very bad case and it’s sad to see,” Assistant Chief Craig said, adding that he believed that Woodward was on drugs during the attack.