A dog is recovering after it was found with an arrow stuck through its back on a First Nation near Regina.

An animal rescue group took the female shepherd cross to a veterinary clinic in Lumsden after she was found wounded on the reserve Monday.

The arrow narrowly missed the dog’s spinal cord. However, staff at the clinic say the animal, who has since been named Arrow, is expected to make a full recovery. She will be staying in a foster home while her injuries heal.

The incident has been reported to RCMP, but a spokesperson for Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan says the penalties for animal abuse in the province are not strict enough.

Based on a report by CTV Regina’s Cally Stephanow