Updated Press Release Friday January 29th-- Dogs Shot and Killed
With the public’s help, Cherokee Deputy Marshals located the owners of the pit bulls that were found shot and killed on 27 January. The owners are cooperative and their identification will not be released at this time or the content of their statements to law enforcement. Cherokee Marshals Office continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the investigation of this cruel act. Investigation is on-going.
From Cherokee Marshal - On January 27, 2016 a person walking along Friendship Road near Waleska found two dogs dead near an abandoned home. Two pit bull mix dogs (male and female) were found on the ground positioned to face each other. The male dog, 3-5 years of age, had a crudely made brace strapped to the front leg with duct tape. There were
obvious signs of trauma to both dogs and subsequent examination of the dogs by an area vet revealed the dogs had both been shot. The male dog suffered a puncture wound to the left eye and some sort of object had been inserted into the dog and ripping out a portion of the animal’s intestines. The female dog approximately 15 months old (black in color) had recently been spayed and had been shot as well. Pink/Red suture was used in the spaying of the female.
The Cherokee Marshal’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the perpetrator(s) of the heinous act and we are asking local vets to look at the photo provided and contact the Marshal’s Office if they believed their office had spayed an animal that may look like the shot dog. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cherokee Marshal’s Office at 678.493.6210.