POLICE are appealing for information after a family dog was shot in southern New South Wales.
The owners of four-year-old Labrador, Willow, found their beloved pooch with a wound on its left side on Sunday night.
They took the dog to the vet, who removed an air rifle pellet during emergency surgery.
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Willow is now said to be in a stable condition but has suffered internal injuries as a result of the shooting.
The vet has advised police the dog was likely shot earlier that day.
Officers are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
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