Owner: Family dog shot during attempted home invasion




Posted on August 15, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 24 at 12:36 PM

Video: Family dog shot during attempted Gresham home invasion

GRESHAM, Ore. - An 8-year-old husky was recovering at a Portland animal hospital after its owner said she was shot during an attempted home invasion in Gresham.

The incident happened around 10:45 p.m. Monday, when three men showed up at the Tubras' home in the 200 block of Vista Avenue. Mark Tubra said the family was upstairs getting ready for bed.

"There was a pound at the front door, and then another pound, and then another pound," said Mark Tubra.

Mark went to go check it out. But when he opened the door, his two dogs darted out the door.

"It's totally pitch black - and then, 'pop, pop, pop,'" said Tubra. Tubra said it sounded like fireworks, but when his husky Kasi ran back inside bleeding, he realized it was gunfire.

"She had blood on her leg, so I went to roll her over and my hand was covered in blood," said Mark. "I lost it. I went hysterical."

Mark's wife rushed Kasi to Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

Doctors said it appeared the dog had been hit by two bullets; fortunately, none of her organs were hit. There were no bullet fragments found, but vets said it was a wound that indicated a slug could have passed through and come out.

Vets said she was eating and doing "very well" and could possibly go home Tuesday.

KGW Photographer Kristen Hendersen contributed to this report.