Regional
12:15 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Shooting Of Dogs Investigated

Authorities are investigating three recent dog shootings in the La Cienega area south of Santa Fe.

Animal Protection of New Mexico says it's offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the shootings.

The Santa Fe County sheriff's office says two male dogs with long golden brown fur were found dead about a mile apart on Jan. 28.

Four days earlier, an 18-month-old female Australian Cattle Dog mix was found lying along the side of the road with shots to its leg and neck. She is recovering after two surgeries at the Santa Fe shelter.

Sheriff's Capt. Adan Mendoza says authorities are unsure if the shootings are related, and are asking anyone with information on the cases to contact authorities.

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