Two dead dogs found in Gypsum
Vail, CO Colorado
GYPSUM, Colorado ” Two dead dogs were found near a bike path south of Interstate 70 Monday evening, authorities said.
Authorities are searching for clues after one black-and-tan shepherd-mix was found lying on top of the other, said Agent Char Quinn of the Colorado Bureau of Animal Protection.
Quinn didn’t know how the middle-aged dogs died, but she called the incident “very suspicious.” She thinks the dogs were left there sometime Monday.
“(Monday) was pretty warm,” she said. “Somebody might have left them in a car too long.”
The dogs were left more than one mile west of the Gypsum exit between the bike path near a campground and U.S. Highway 6, authorities said.
A person who kills a dog needlessly faces a felony animal cruelty charge, Quinn said. Abandoning a dog, whether living or not, carries a misdemeanor charge, said Deputy Gianni Robinson of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
A microchip found in one of the dogs was traced back to a man who lives in the Midwest who may have owned that dog at one time, Quinn said. It’s unclear whether the man owned the dog at the time it was found, Quinn said.
Anyone who has information is asked to call Quinn at (970) 280-5738 or remain anonymous and call (970) 328-8477.
“I hope somebody saw something,” Quinn said.
Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at (970) 748-2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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