Animal Care and Control Looks for Answers on Dog Found Shot and Dehydrated


FLORENCE – Pinal County Animal Care and Control officers on Monday picked up a stray Queensland Heeler in the southern portion of San Tan Valley. The young female dog was found with gunshot wounds to her hind quarters and in a state of severe dehydration.

Animal Care and Control Director Kaye Dickson said her office had received several calls throughout the weekend reporting a stray dog in that vicinity. After a thorough search by officers, the dog could not be found.

Reports of sightings concerning the stray dog continued to come into Animal Care and Control on Monday morning. Officer Audra Michael was able to find the Queensland Heeler and approach the animal. The stray dog was unable to stand and was dehydrated. Upon further inspection, Officer Michael witnessed gun shot wounds to the hind quarters of the animal.

The dog was immediately transported to a veterinarian for further examination and treatment. At this time, she is resting comfortably and being treated for the injuries and dehydration.

“We had found a pink and blue collar on the dog, but no license or micro chip,” explained Director Dickson. “We estimate the dog is right around one year of age and she had recently been spayed. It is important the owners of the dog contact us immediately.”

If you are the owner of the animal or have information regarding the stray, please call Animal Care and Control at (520) 866-7615, or you can call the Pinal County Citizen Contact Center at (520) 509-3555.


Editors note, A photo of the animal is available. Please contact me if you need one. Joe

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