Woman arrested after shooting her dogs 173 times with BB gun

SPRING HILL, FL - A Florida woman shot her dogs 173 times with a BB gun over a two-month period as the dogs attempted to escape her home by digging under the fence.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Jamie Lynn Kujawa was arrested Tuesday after X-rays revealed two of her three dogs had 173 projectiles embedded in them.

Police became aware of the alleged abuse when a neighbor reported hearing a BB gun being used “followed by yelps of dogs being hit.” 

The witness told an animal enforcement officer he heard the gun fire 15 times in 30-45 minutes.

The officer visited Kujawa's home, where she told them she did not own a BB gun. 

The next day, the neighbor reported he was able to see the dogs limping.

The animal enforcement officer returned to Kujawa’s home and saw two of the dogs had wounds to the front paws and legs.

The sheriff’s office says the dogs were taken to a veterinarian to get X-rays, where technicians found 173 projectiles in the two dogs.

Deputies arrested Kujawa on multiple counts of felony aggravated animal cruelty.

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