RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Cydne Sapperstein's boston terrier Liberty is healing after being shot twice with a bb gun.
At first Sapperstein didn't know what was happening.
"I just saw blood," Sapperstein said. "I wasn't sure, so I ran her over to my vet, and she confirmed that this is a pellet."
The vet diagnosed Liberty with "severely traumatized tissue from a relatively small object most likely at high velocity."
Sapperstein said it's her neighbor who's responsible and it's because he claims the dogs bark 24-7. Sapperstein said that's not the case, but even if it was true the neighbor's actions are disturbing.
"To think that somebody could be so evil to shoot a precious little dog," she said.
After the second shooting she called 911.
Sapperstein said Reno Police referred her to Animal Control who referred her back to RPD.
"I'm not getting any help," she said. "Everyone says it's everyone else's jurisdiction, and now I have to live like a prisoner in my own home."
She's putting up an additional fence to try to give her dogs some added protection.
"I want this neighbor to realize the impact of what he's doing," Sapperstein said.
It's cost her almost 600 dollars in veterinarian bills so far, but it's about more than money. Sapperstein said she's even afraid to let her 9-year-old daughter play in the yard now.
"I feel like putting the place up for sale and moving," she said. "If this is how I've got to live, it's not living."
So until the situation is resolved, Liberty won't be free to roam her own back yard.
News 4 followed up with the agencies and Reno Police Department officials say animal crimes are under the jurisdiction of Washoe County Animal Services because of an agreement between the city and the county.
Washoe County Animal Services Manager Barry Brode says they're currently investigating this case and he can't comment while it's ongoing.