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Saturday, Oct 25, 2008
Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
An Omemee woman is angry after her dog was shot in the chest with a shotgun on Saturday (Oct. 25).
Angela Kimmerly said Dakota, a border collie/retriever mix, was lying in a pool of blood when she went outside to feed him.
"He was shot in the chest," she said. "I took him to the vet's. It cost $800 but, he's still walking around with shrapnel inside."
Ms Kimmerly, whose Beaver Road home backs onto fields, said the dog is free to roam the property, but sticks close to home. She went out on Saturday about 12:30 p.m. and returned at 4:30 p.m., and said the shooting happened within that time period.
"Somehow, he'd made it back home," she said.
"I know there is duck hunting right now," she went on. "But, I talked to a friend of mine who hunts and he came over and looked at him. He said Dakota was shot at close range."
She said the pellets are lead, which is illegal for hunting, and one of them is lodged near the dog's heart.
"But, the vet said it's too risky to remove it," she said.
Ms Kimmerly said people she talked to recalled a story published by This Week last summer, in which an Omemee woman found a bullet in her baby's bedroom. In that incident, the rifle bullet penetrated the wall of the house and landed on the floor near the baby's crib.
"That was scary enough," said Ms Kimmerly. "And, now, this. Obviously, there are people shooting around here who are careless with guns."
Ms Kimmerly reported the incident to police, and, while she said she doesn't expect the culprit will be found, she's hoping residents will keep a watchful eye open.
Anyone with information can call police or Crime Stoppers.
- My Kawartha - Oct 29, 2008
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