PUEBLO, Colo. -
Chai is a 1-year-old dog, by looking at him it's hard to believe what he's been through in less than 24 hours.
"It went through his jaw, higher on his cheek," said Shiloh Wolfe, his owner.
Chai took a bullet to the face. It happened around 8 p.m. Wendesday night on the 1100 block of Topaz Place.
Ellsee Taylor, 89, is being held responsible.
Chai's owner Shiloh Wolfe took him to a friends house. When she went to pick him up he got out of the car and ran toward Taylor's home.
"I was running right behind him and I said, 'I'm so sorry. I'm going to get him.' he pulled a gun out of his pocket and shot him in the face," said Wolfe.
Neighbors said Taylor is hard of hearing and was attacked by dogs in the past.
"Something must have happened to him in the past for him to react this way because my dog is not a threatening dog," said Wolfe.
We tried to get Taylor's side of the story. We knocked on his door and a woman refused to answer, all she told us through the door was that the incident did happen at her house.
Wolfe said she forgives Taylor.
"I'm an animal lover and I'm a people lover too. I try to think the best in people," said Wolfe.
In fact, she worries about Taylor's well being.
"I don't think any 89-year-old man deserves to be in jail," said Wolfe.
As for Chai, "He has been really quite, being a tough guy, taking it like a champ," said Wolfe.
He's going to have some teeth removed, but behind his puppy dog eyes is a fighter.
Taylor faces 3 charges of menacing with a deadly weapon, illegal discharge of a firearm, and cruelty to animals.
Here is a link dedicated to helping Chai, https://www.facebook.com/HelpChai.