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Buxton dogs back home, recovering from gunshot wounds

Both Tessa and Tyson are back home recovering Friday night, but police and their owners say their injuries are even worse than originally anticipated. (Dan Lamontange)

BUXTON (WGME) – A pair of dogs shot in Buxton Thursday night are back together, following a search that stretched into the morning.

Both Tessa and Tyson are back home recovering Friday night, but police and their owners say their injuries are even worse than originally anticipated.

Tessa was found Friday morning, nearly five miles from the Lamontange's home on Fifield Drive in Buxton.

Joanee and Dan Lamontagne say her tail is broken, she’s injured in her hind legs and there is a bullet still in her lung.

The boy pit bull, Tyson had a pellet go through his snout and out of his neck. He was found last night.

Buxton police are still investigating.

They say the only time it’s legal to shoot a dog is when the dog is attacking someone or livestock.

As far they can tell, it’s an intentional act, but the circumstances surrounding who shot these dogs, as well as why, remains a mystery.

The Lamontagne's are still weighing options for treatment of Tessa and Tyson.

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