A man charged with shooting his dog in the head with a crossbow is scheduled for sentencing.

Christopher Scott of Goodland Township is to return Thursday to Lapeer County District Court. He pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to a charge of abandoning or cruelty to an animal resulting in death.

His 65-pound black-coated mastiff-Labrador mix named Gemma was found wandering in March with an arrow lodged above her left eye. A veterinarian later removed the arrow.

Gemma spent months recovering at an animal rescue.