Dog shot and killed, RCMP investigating

Guysborough County District RCMPis seeking information related to the shooting of a dog in Marie Joseph.

On January 8 at approximately 2:15 p.m., police received a complaint of a dog having been shot in the community of Marie Joseph in Guysborough County. Police learned that the dog had been outside on the evening of January 7. The owner of the dog, who was not home at the time, received a call from a neighbour advising that the dog had been shot and succumbed to his injuries. The following day, the matter was reported to police.

Guysborough County District RCMP has been investigating this incident and continues to gather information and evidence. Police are now asking that anyone with information on this incident, who was in the areas of Hwy. 7 or Bakers Rd. in Marie Joseph, or who heard gun shots between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on January 7 in the areas of Hwy. 7 or Bakers Rd. in Marie Joseph, contact them at 902-522-2200. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

Source: Release

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