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Sheriff's office: Person claims responsibility for shooting dog in Scott County

Kerby. Photo: Submitted by the dog's owner
Kerby.

May 10, 2019 02:59 PM

Authorities say a person has claimed responsibility for shooting a dog in Belle Plaine Township on Monday.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office said a person came forward on Friday to claim responsibility for shooting the white male German Shepherd, named Kerby.

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The sheriff's office said the person is cooperating with law enforcement, and the case will be forwarded to the Scott County Attorney's Office for review.

Authorities seek information after dog shot in Scott County

Earlier in the week, the sheriff's office said deputies were called to the 27000 block of Church Avenue at about 10 a.m. on the report of a dog with gunshot wounds in a ditch. Upon arriving, they found the dog with multiple gunshot wounds.

No other details, including a possible reason for the shooting, were released.

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen said in a release that the office appreciates the many tips it received related to the case.

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