Leads sought in dog shooting
A $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in the recent shooting of a dog on East Deerfield Drive.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Truckee Animal Control responded to a call Saturday, Jan. 13 by a resident who was missing his or her dog and found a large bloodstain on the road. According to a report by Animal Control, no animal was found and no witnesses approached the investigators at that time.
About an hour later, another caller alerted animal control that a dog’s body had been found on Euer Valley Road off of Indian Jack Road just north of Interstate 80. Truckee Animal Control officer Dwight Brooks met the caller and was shown the dog, which later was determined to be the mastiff missing from the Deerfield Drive residence, said Animal Control Supervisor Dan Olsen.
“It appeared that the dog had been shot twice,” Olsen said, “and there did not appear to be impact from a car.”
A necropsy, an animal autopsy, later determined the dog died from gunshot wounds. No other trauma leading to the death was determined.
“Something happened on Deerfield because of the blood,” Olsen said, “but we are still investigating that portion right now.”
Laurie Brewer, president of the Truckee Humane Society, has offered a $500 reward and is accepting additional reward money from residents who wish to see the case solved.
To add to the reward call the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe at 587-5948.
Investigators are looking at possible suspects, but if you have additional information contact Dwight Brooks with Animal Control at 582-7830 or call Det. Ron Phelan with NCSO at 582-7844.
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