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Updated: Dog shot, police seeking public help to find shooter

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. - file
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.
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Owners of a dog shot by an unknown person Sunday, near Cobble Hill, are mourning their pet’s death while police seek tips about the culprit.

Dean and Mary Cramb, and Shawnigan Lake RCMP, are puzzled about why someone would shoot the pet.

Sgt. Dave MacKenzie said a single shot passed through the dog.

The gun’s type and calibre were unconfirmed at deadline Thursday, as were reasons for the shooting.

“On the morning of Sunday, May 18, Shawnigan Lake RCMP were made aware of a small dog being shot in the Carlton Drive area of Cobble Hill,” a release from Const. Jordan Luscombe reads.

“Unfortunately, the dog had to be put down as a result of the injuries sustained.”

MacKenzie said Wednesday the dog was euthanized by a local veterinarian.

The Crambs were unavailable for comment by press time.

But they told CHEK-TV news their dog was hit in the back. — possibly with a bullet from a .22-cal-bre gun.

“All we know is he took a shot and killed our dog,” said a distraught Dean Cramb. “It could be someone else’s dog next.”

Information about the canine’s shooting can be reported to Luscombe at 250-743-5514, or anonymously to Crimestoppers.

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