Police investigating deadly shooting of dog

Rabbit hunters may be to blame, owner says

Truro police are looking for the public's help to find whoever shot Sophie, the 6 year-old cocker spaniel pictured here. Image Courtesy: Truro Police Department

TRURO, Mass. (AP) – Police on Cape Cod continue to investigate the deadly shooting of a dog.

The 6-year-old cocker spaniel named Sophie was shot Saturday morning while out for a walk with her owner, 70-year-old Kenneth Dutra.

Dutra was walking his two dogs at North of Highland Campground in Truro, where he has been caretaker for 20 years.

Sophie took off while he was loading the dogs in his car, he heard two gunshots and she came back injured. She died on the way the veterinarian’s office.

Dutra says his dog may have been shot by rabbit hunters.

Police say they’re looking for a white pickup truck seen in the area that had been carrying three or four hunters and may be connected to the shooting.

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