Ms. Pegram said she was “hoping we can get her back.”
“Right now the key is getting that dog back on the road to recovery, getting her fixed up and working with the U.S. Attorney’s office about filing criminal charges.”
No charges had been filed against Mr. Pegram by Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesman with the attorney’s office.
Mr. Giacoppo said because of the severity of the crime, “we may be able to go for a felony charge, which carries up to five years [in prison].”
“As far as we know, she’s just healing up right now,” he said.