December 06, 2013 - 4:41 PM
ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED
KAMLOOPS - Police are investigating animal cruelty after the death of two dogs, shot in the Knouff Lake area earlier this week.
The two dogs were found by their owner on Vitsula Road. One was dead. One was still alive.
"One of the dogs was paralyzed mid-body down and left for almost 24 hours," said Barriere RCMP Const. Jesse Wilkins.
The owner brought the paralyzed dog to the vet in Kamloops, but it had to be ethanized.
While police have yet to lay any charges, Wilkins said police have a suspect and they are following up.
"At this point, we have a person of interest," he said. "We're not prepared to move forward with charges quite yet."
Wilkins said public safety is not a concern and he is appealing to the public for potential witnesses.
"It's a rural area up there," he said. "There's the potential there could have been hunters who know something."
Anyone with information can contact the Barriere detachment at 250-672-9918.
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