A purebred German shepherd that was shot in the face by his owner at an Ohio hunting ground has recovered after a months-long rehabilitation.
The dog has also been adopted into a new loving home, ensuring the safe and happy future he deserves.
Major CJ Stantz of SCSO's Operations Division told The Epoch Times via email that the ex-police officer who shot Zeus went to trial on the case and "was found guilty by a jury" in September.
"He is now serving time for shooting the dog," Stantz said.
Deputy Jon Barber said that despite his harrowing experience, Zeus adores human attention.
"The second I get up and move, he'll move with me ... [but] he spends most of his time laying around, being comfortable," Barber told the TV station.
Fishburn's judge delivered the maximum sentence of 12 months in jail, calling the ex-officer's act "cowardly" and "inhumane."
The judge then expressed hope that the incident would prompt a reassessment of the law to allow for more severe sentencing for such crimes, the report said.
Fully recovered from his ordeal, Zeus was neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, ready for a new family to come forward and offer him a home. And one loving family did.
At the time of writing, the resilient German shepherd is in a caring home where he is "doing very well," said Stantz.