Dog Shot, TPD Seeking Information

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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.

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more information contact:
Public Information Office
813 276-3252 after
hours number
813 276-3255 office
813 276-3256 FAX
One Police Center
411 North
Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33602

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