ELIOT, Maine York County District Attorney Kathryn Slattery confirmed Monday a possible dog shooting last week in the area of Frost Hill Road remains under active investigation.

The dog named Zoey, a 6-year-old chocolate lab, was shot in the face last Wednesday afternoon, according to police and town resident Jennifer Himmer, whose parents own Zoey. Himmer said her parents let Zoey outside briefly, and when the dog returned, she was "bleeding profusely from the mouth."

Eliot police Sgt. Ronald Lund confirmed last week police were called to a town residence for a report of a bleeding dog. The dog was taken to an emergency veterinarian, he said, and it was later reported to police that the dog was believed to have been shot. On Friday, Himmer said Zoey had survived, and would have to be on a feeding tube for many months.

On Monday, Lund said Eliot police had gathered facts of the incident and referred the case to the district attorney's office for "possible prosecution" and review.

Slattery said she is unable to disclose any additional details at this time.

The veterinarian who cared for Zoey could not be immediately reached for comment Monday.