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Horror as Dogs Found Shot in Woods

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7:01am 1st February 2013

Two pet dogs have been found dead, with horrific injuries, in woods near Truro.

An investigation has been launched after Sky and Buster were shot in the head, then dumped at Penstraze.

They went missing from St Day in December when their owner launched a search operation.

Animal charities say they are shocked by what has happened.

Tasha walks her dogs in the same area. She said: "Absolutely horrified. I can't believe something like this has happened in this area. For someone to go to such lengths, to do something so disgusting - it's very distressing as a dog owner."

"I wouldn't expect it to happen anywhere, but especially not in Cornwall. It sounds like some sort of sick joke - but it's really quite revolting. Whoever has done this needs to be caught to ensure that it doesn't happen again."

Sue Smith from K9 Crusaders, a dog charity based in Bissoe, said: "Safeguard your dogs security and be wary of people coming up and asking questions about your dog. Don't assume that everybody is genuinely admiring your dog. A lot of thieves will get 'an in' by coming and admiring your dog and having a chat.

"Forewarned is forearmed. Yes, it could happen to you - and it's already happened to so many people, maybe not as dramatically as with these two dogs but many dogs that appear to just vanish have been stolen."

 

Protect Your Dog

  • Don't let your dog wander off alone or leave it in the car. It only takes a moment for a thief to strike.
  • Talk to your neighbours about pet theft and let them know when you are expecting visitors. That way if they notice something suspicious while you are out they can call the police.
  • Keep clear, up to date pictures of your dog, taken from different angles that clearly show its face and any distinctive markings.
7:01am 1st February 2013

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