Dog Injured in Deadly Queens Shooting Is Recovering, ASPCA Says
ASTORIA — A dog that was shot during a deadly attack in Queens on Saturday — in which police killed an 86-year-old gunman who allegedly killed his daughter — is on the mend, officials said Monday.
Jack, a 6-year-old Yorkshire terrier, was shot Saturday morning along with his owner, 65-year-old Carolann Matyka, by her 86-year-old father, Jack Calvello, police said. Matyka was declared dead at the scene, police said.
Calvello called 911 just after 11:15 a.m. Saturday and confessed to shooting his daughter and her dog, police said. Calvello then pointed his shotgun at officers who responded to the scene, and was fatally shot, according to the NYPD.
The dog was being treated at the ASPCA Animal Hospital on Monday for traumatic wounds to his neck, according to the organization. The dog's condition has been upgraded to stable, the ASPCA said.
Officials could not immediately say whether the dog would be put up for adoption.