"This is an outrage. If anyone has any information in regards to these dogs, or may be missing a dog and one of these animals looks like yours, you need to contact your local SPCA, WASHOE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL, or ANY DOG RESCUE. It seems like the local law enforcement in the Fallon area is not concerned."
Killing someone's dog in Nevada is considered felony animal cruelty, but the Churchill County Sheriff's Department has no idea who is doing this. According to mynews4.com, four of the dead dogs were found along Powerline Road on Feb. 9. Seven more dogs were found dead on Saturday at Casey Road.
Pamela Coy, the veterinarian who performed the necropsies and tests said the dogs were not malnourished and seemed otherwise healthy before they were shot in the head. None of the dogs were micro-chipped.
The Churchill Animal Protection Society is asking anyone who is missing a dog to get in touch with the authorities.
A list of the breeds of the dead dogs as released by the Sheriff's Department has been posted by rgj.com. If any of these dogs fit a description of someone's lost dog please call (775)-423-3116. Here are the descriptions of the dogs, according to the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office:
From March 2:
· A tan pit bull, bull mastiff mix
· A black pit bull, Labrador mix
· Two black, longhair Daschunds
· A black chow
· A black and white border collie
· A golden Pomeranian
And Feb. 9:
· A brown and white older bird dog
· A tan and white Jack Russell terrier
· An older golden retriever
· A black Pomeranian mix
Area residents say dogs left to roam without leashes are very common in the area, and there are no restrictions how many dogs anyone can own. None of that really matters however, because shooting a dog is considered animal cruelty.
Let's help Churchill County Sheriff Ben Trotter bring justice to Fallon and arrest and prosecute the culprits responsible for this reprehensible deed.
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