Authorities Investigate After Dog is Found Shot in the Head
KREX News Room
OLATHE, Colo. - A dog was shot in the head and left in a canal and now Montrose Sheriff officials are investigating who is responsible.
Neighbors in the area of where the dog was found say they just don't understand how someone could do that to an animal.
"We love our animals very much and it would devastate me if somebody shot my animal for no reason," said Karen Lane.
Lane lives nearby and says she's seen people shooting in that area before.
"We've seen a lot of people driving through the area, shooting guns out their windows at groundhogs that kind of thing, so it's a little scary," said Lane.
On Tuesday night a woman walking near 60.00 and Amber Roads found 'Bella,' a golden Labrador, crawling out of a canal with a bullet wound in her head.
"The Montrose County Sheriff's Office has been working diligently to help get this solved as it is a rather gruesome incident," said Katie Yergensen with the Sheriff's Office.
Bella was reunited with her owners Wednesday, who said she had been missing since Saturday.
Fortunately, the dog survived without any loss of vision or other impairments, but neighbors say until a suspect is caught, they'll be keeping their eye out.
"We're definitely going to leave our flood lights on, that kind of thing, and be listening," said Lane.
Authorities with the Montrose Sheriff's Office say they need the public's help in identifying any leads in the case. If you have any information they're asking you to call 970-252-4023.