Information sought for case of shot, skinned puppy
Tuesday, Oct. 22 — A Litchfield couple found a disturbing discovery one morning — their 11-week-old bluetick puppy was found shot and skinned approximately 300 yards from their residence.
Cassandra Lutz, the dog’s owner, said the puppy had been locked up with the other dogs at 12:30 a.m. but the puppy and a pit bull had gotten out of the kennel.
According to Lutz, the pitbull started barking around 5:15-5:30 that morning and she got up and let him inside. Lutz said she and her fiancé got up about an hour later and discovered the puppy was missing, but all the other dogs were still in the kennel. They started looking for him and discovered him laying in an area with tall grass.
According to a press release from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, it appeared the dog had been shot, as deputies found what appeared to be a bullet entrance and exit wound. There was also evidence the dog may have been shot on the back of the patio.
The skins from the sides and back of the dog had been removed with what appeared to be a knife based on the precision of the cuts.
The press release said one other dog belonging to the reporting party had died around the same time period under suspicious circumstances and a dog belonging to another resident in the area is missing.
Deputies have received information there may have been an older model Buick or Oldsmobile in the area of Center and Belfast Roads around the time the dog was believed to have been shot.
If you have any information regarding this case, call the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at 257-6121.
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