Animal rescue officials say Lad was found on the side of the road in Maceo, Kentucky after being shot in the face.
Arrow Fund, an animal non-profit group in Louisville, had been taking care of the collie and took it to the University of California-Davis to undergo surgery to its jaw.
28-year-old Matthew Beauchamp is charged with torturing the animal.
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