TRURO - Truro police are seeking the public's help in identifying the hunters responsible for shooting a dog Saturday. According to a Truro police release, the owner of Sophie, a 6-year-old Cocker Spaniel, brought the injured dog to the police station just before 10 a.m.
Kenneth Dutra told Sgt. Carrie DeAngelo he had been walking Sophie off-leash on a trail near 52 Head of the Meadow Road when Sophie was shot in the neck. The path is within the boundaries of the Cape Cod National Seashore, police said.
A member of the Truro Rescue Squad road in the back seat of Mr. Dutra's car as he followed Sgt. DeAngelo to the Arc Angel Animal Hospital in Wellfleet. While enroute, Sophie succumbed to her injuries, police said.
"Members of the Truro Police Department and Truro Fire and Rescue wish to express our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Sophie's loving owner," said Lt. Craig Danzinger in the release.
Anyone with information about the incident or the hunters is asked to call Sgt. DeAngelo at 508-487-8730.