Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help to identify whoever was responsible for shooting a pitbull in the Chase River area, south of Nanaimo.
On Sunday, police received multiple calls from Roberta and Frames roads about a dog being shot, with one caller saying she heard a gunshot and then a dog yelp. A resident was able to catch the injured dog and Nanaimo Animal Control assisted in getting the dog to a veterinary clinic for treatment. X-rays show a small bullet lodged under the dog’s skin.
The dog is expected to recover. B.C. SPCA was able to find its owner.
Residents of the area were unable to help identify those responsible for the dog’s injuries. RCMP is asking anyone with information to contact Cpl. MacMillan at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo, or go online to www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.