Dog Shot with Arrow, Found Dead in Storm Drain

The decomposed body of a small dog shot with an arrow was found by public service employees in Coronado Wednesday

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Jun 22, 2012  |  Updated 6:46 AM PDT
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Dog Shot with Arrow, Found Dead

Police are investigating an animal cruelty incident in Coronado after public services crews found a dead dog with an arrow through its body in a storm drain.

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Public services crews in Coronado found a dead, decomposed dog with an arrow stuck in its body in a storm drain Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Officials said crews discovered the dead dog just before 2 p.m. while conducting a routine cleanup of the storm drains in the 900 block of Alameda Boulevard.

Crews then called police, who are now investigating the incident as animal cruelty.

Police said the dog – described as small and “Terrier-sized” – appeared to have been dead for some time. When it was removed from the storm drain, police discovered the dog’s body was badly deteriorated and the arrow had gone through the middle of its body.

According to investigators, the arrow found in the dog is described as a “sporting arrow.”

Police said the dog was scanned for an identifying chip, but none was found.

Investigators said anyone missing a small dog in recent weeks or anyone with information on this animal cruelty incident should call Police Investigator Jason Hurley at (619) 522-7350 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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