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B.C. SPCA investigating after dog found shot in Shuswap

The Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Club has already received several tips about the dog shooting including this picture which may be of the same dog when it was still alive.
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March 21, 2016 - 11:43 AM

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CELISTA - A B.C. SPCA investigation team is currently examining an incident involving a dog found fatally shot in a Celista parking lot yesterday, March 20.

Sgt. Gord Sauer with Chase RCMP says Mounties initially examined the gruesome scene but have not determined whether criminal charges are warranted. The scene was officially turned over to B.C. SPCA investigators today.

The parking lot the dog was found in belongs to the Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Club which is located at the bottom of a logging route in a rural area of the Shuswap.

Jay Foster, a member of the club, says he and others have no idea why their parking lot was the scene of the incident.

“Luckily they found it before most of the public showed up,” he says. “There’s lots of kids. It could have gone a lot worse than it did."

Foster says he’s not sure of the dog’s breed, but says it looks like a cross between a boxer and a pitbull.

The club has already received several tips, including a picture of the dog from when it was alive, which members are passing along to investigators.

A B.C. SPCA investigation team is currently examining an incident involving a dog found fatally shot in a Celista parking lot yesterday, March 20, 2016.
A B.C. SPCA investigation team is currently examining an incident involving a dog found fatally shot in a Celista parking lot yesterday, March 20, 2016.
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To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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