Police investigating shooting of dog in Etna

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, at 9:39 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 12, 2013, at 5:15 p.m.

ETNA, Maine — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report of a dog being shot on Tuesday morning.

Chief Deputy Troy Morton said Thursday afternoon that a bulldog was shot around 7 a.m.

The dog’s owner and neighbors in Etna heard a gunshot, according to Morton, and shortly after, the wounded animal was found alive.

The dog was taken to Sebasticook Animal Hospital in Pittsfield for treatment, Morton said. No information on the dog’s condition was immediately available.

No suspects were identified, Morton said.

Shooting somebody else’s pet without probable cause can result in criminal charges.

Anyone with information on the incident should call the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at 947-4585.