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
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
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