CORONADO, CA (June 21, 2012) – Coronado Police are investigating an incident involving a decomposed dog with an arrow stuck in its body that was found in a storm drain Wednesday.
Officials said the dog appeared to have been dead for some time. When the animal was removed from the storm drain, its body was badly deteriorated. The arrow went through the middle of the dog’s body, described as Terrier-sized.
Public Services crews made the discovery while conducting a routine cleanup of the storm drains in the 900 block of Alameda Boulevard at 1:55 p.m. They called police, who began investigating the incident as animal cruelty.
The arrow found in the dog is described as a “sporting arrow.” The dog was scanned for an identifying chip but none was found. Police are asking for the public’s help.
“We’re trying to find anyone who might know a little more about what happened,” said Coronado Police Cmdr. Jesus Ochoa. “We also are looking for the owner of the dog.”
Anyone missing a small dog in recent weeks or who may have any information about the incident is asked to call Police Investigator Jason Hurley at (619) 522-7350.
Those found guilty of violating State animal cruelty laws may face up to $20,000 in fines and one year in jail.
For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification for the reward and the amount of the reward will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc., in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.
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