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Shooting of hound under investigation

Lunenburg County Animal Control is asking the community for help as it investigates the shooting of a hound last week.

Animal Control Officer Ray Elliott said he responded to a call on Pleasant Oak Road, Victoria, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to find an injured female dog.

Elliott took the tri-colored hound to Lunenburg Animal Hospital and after being x-rayed found the dog had been shot. The dog is still receiving medical treatment and improving daily, Elliott said.

“This is the first dog they’ve had shot in a while and it could have been an isolated incident, but his office wants people to know they are seriously investigating the incident,” Elliott said.

“We need the public to know we’re investigating … and maybe someone heard something and could give us some information,” he said.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Elliott at (434) 917-9065.

Lunenburg animal control handled over 500 animals last year, and works hard to adopt out or send to no-kill shelters as many as they can, Elliott said.