Feb 8, 2016

Dog shot in Wapiti; sheriff's office investigating

Authorities want to know who shot a dog in a Wapiti subdivision Friday morning.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office says someone driving along Green Creek Road apparently shot a black Lab/Corgi mix that was near the road. The dog was not behind a fence and was about 75 yards from its owner’s home, the Sheriff’s Office says.

The incident occurred around 11 a.m. Friday.

One of the home’s residents told a deputy he heard a gunshot and then the dog yelping, the Sheriff’s Office recounted in a Monday news release. The resident then saw the animal running toward him, yelping in pain and bleeding from a bullet hole in its rear right leg, the release said; the man — who spoke to the deputy Friday afternoon — didn’t see the vehicle or person who’d fired the shot.

The dog was taken to a local veterinary clinic for treatment and later released, the Sheriff’s Office said; the bullet reportedly passed through the animal’s leg without causing major damage.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 307-527-8700.

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