Animal control looking for injured dog’s owner
Published 4:16 pm Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Southampton Animal Control is looking for both the owner of an injured dog, as well whoever recently shot the animal.
Maj. Gene Drewery, spokesman for the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office, said that on Tuesday at approximately 4 p.m., the department got a complaint of someone shooting a deer. He added that the caller also stated a dog had been injured by the gunfire. This reportedly occurred in the area of Monroe Road near Crater Drive.
“The animal was located and transported by Southampton Animal Control to an after-hours veterinarian in Chesapeake to be treated,” Drewery stated in a press release on Thursday afternoon. “Unfortunately, the dog’s front left leg that was shot had to be amputated.”
He added that dog is still being treated at the Chesapeake facility. Arrangements are being made for a foster home to care for it.
If anyone has any information in this matter, contact the Southampton Sheriff’s Office at 653-2100 or the Crime Line at 653-2900.