The Times Herald reports that 7 year old shepherd-husky mix, "Marty", and another dog got loose from their owner recently before allegedly attacking a Sanilac County man's penned goats.

The owner of the goats says he tried to separate the attacking dogs from his  goats with a pitchfork, but wasn't able to, so he grabbed a nearby crossbow and shot Marty the dog in the head. Twice.

Marty did survive the attack, after his owner recovered him and veterinary treatment was sought - he was sent home yesterday.

The Sanilac County prosecutor's office states that after a police investigation, there will not be criminal charges brought against the man who shot the dog, as Michigan law allows someone to kill a dog that is harming or actively pursuing livestock.