The tiny dog is expected to survive, according to Riverside County Animal Services and as The Associated Press reported.
A woman called 911 from a southern California neighborhood near Desert Hot Springs on Monday morning and said that a wounded dog was “screaming.”
A sheriff’s deputy picked up the four-month-old female puppy, and shortly thereafter, Animal Services officer Matthew Perez took the pup, transporting it to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms, California, according to reports.
There, staff were able to remove the arrow. The chihuahua was expected to survive after veterinarians removed the projectile, authorities said.
The arrow went through the dog’s neck and did not hit any major arteries, according to animal services.