CAPE RAY Police in Port aux Basques are investigating a case of animal cruelty relating to a call from a resident of Cape Ray.
A woman reported to police that she put her dog out earlier in the day and when the dog returned home it appeared to be in pain and had two marks on its body. The marks appear to be from being shot with a pellet gun.
During the past year Port aux Basques RCMP have investigated multiple reports of animals, both cats and dogs, being shot with pellet guns. While police don’t believe the incidents are related, they are very concerning. Causing unnecessary harm or suffering to an animal is a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in jail.
Dog owners are reminded that provincial law requires all dogs to be either penned or tethered while outside.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact their local RCMP Detachment or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.