Dog shot in yard in Eagle |

Dog shot in yard in Eagle

Matt Zalaznick
Eagle CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” A dog is “doing great” after being shot in the head in its yard in downtown Eagle, Colorado Thursday, Agent Char Quinn, of the Colorado Bureau of Animal Protection, said Friday night.

The dog, a 16 1/2-year-old healer mix who weighs about 60 pounds, was in its yard between the 400 and 500 blocks of Wall Street and could have been shot anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., when the owner came home and found the dog bleeding, Quinn said.

There were five or six other dogs in the yard and a lot of squealing was heard around noon, though it’s not clear that’s when the shooting occurred, Quinn said.

“He’s doing great,” Quinn said of the wounded dog.

Quinn said the gun used “had to be bigger than a pellet gun, but not as big as a .38.”

Quinn said she could not give further details because the shooting is under investigation.

Quinn and the Eagle Police Department are asking anyone who heard or saw anything, or who has any other information to call. Quinn can be reached at 970-280-5738 and Eagle police can be reached through Vail Dispatch at 970-479-2200.