- Associated Press - Thursday, March 13, 2014

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dog that was shot several times and then thrown into a trash bin in Lawrenceville has been euthanized.

A metro Atlanta veterinarian earlier had said the 2-year-old Irish Terrier, named Catie, was expected to survive.

However, Humane Friends of Georgia said Catie’s injuries were worse than first thought, so it gave veterinarians at the University of Georgia permission to euthanize her. The woman who has been caring for Catie said the procedure took place Wednesday evening.

Humane Friends said in a statement on its website that Catie’s spinal cord was severed and she had a piece of shrapnel lodged in her heart.

The dog wasn’t found with any tags or collar that might identify her owner.

No arrests have been made, but authorities are seeking suspects in the case.

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