Animal saved by TPD

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At approximately 5:23 pm, Tampa Police Officers responded to three separate calls involving shots fired in the Sulphur Springs area, approximately 100 feet north of Eskimo Drive tied to the railroad tracks with a belt, Officer Gina Murphy observed a one to two year old female mixed breed dog. The dog was shot twice in the neck and above the right shoulder but was alive. Officers Nick Wilson and Sgt. R. Mills worked to free the dog from the railroad tracks and then rushed the dog to the Tampa bay Veterinary Emergency Center located at Florida and Bearss where it is under the care of Dr. Davidson, at this point the dog is in stable condition. The dog will need an amputation of the right front leg tonight or tomorrow.

The Tampa Police Department is appealing for any information involving the subjects involved in this offense, or anyone who knows the ownership of the dog.

Contact Lieutenant M.S. Stout with any further questions.