Houston Dog Mom
The person responsible for shooting and nearly killing a senior dog at a Richmond park late last year has been charged.
Timothy Holloway, 32, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals, a third-degree felony. Holloway confessed to shooting and abandoning the dog at Harlem Road Park in Dec. 2019, according to a Facebook post from the Fort Bend County Constable's Office, Precinct 3.
Astonishingly, the 10-year-old terrier survived the shooting. Clarence underwent several major operations. He still has bullets fragments in his face and is blind in one eye. Wag Again Rescue also aided in the canine’s recovery.
A happy and healthy Clarence joined George, Thompson, county Animal Services Director Rene Vasquez and county District Attorney Brian Middleton at Friday’s press conference. Clarence is currently being trained to be a support dog for students in Fort Bend ISD, said a representative from Wag Again Rescue, the group taking care of Clarence.
Clarence is a tough 10-year-old terrier --- he survived the shooting. He had several major operations and fragments of bullets remain in his face. He is blind in one eye. Helping with Clarence's recovery is Wag Again Rescue. "Animal abuse will not be tolerated in Fort Bend County and we will prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law," says Fort Bend County officials.
The injuries cost Clarence his left eye. Bullet fragments were found lodged in his upper jaw, sinus cavity and bone and he is still dealing with health issues today. He has been recovering at Wag Again Rescue and is currently "excelling" at being trained as a therapy dog, according to a Facebook post from the rescue.