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Police seek leads in dog mutilation

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Carson City Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of a dead dog found mutilated in a neighborhood park.

Capt. Ken Sandage said there are no suspects, but all leads are being followed.

Residents near Blackwelll Park in the Northridge subdivision discovered the Chihuahua Friday morning. Animal control was called out, collected the remains and traced a rabies tag found nearby to a family three blocks from the park, Sheriff Kenny Furlong said.

The dog apparently belonged to the family, but they were unable to offer any explanation as to what may have happened, said Furlong.

He said a veterinarian who examined the dog found what appears to be a puncture wound to the animal’s neck and about 30 percent of its skin was removed.

Furlong said the wounds did not appear to be from a car accident. And, there was no blood or hair in the area where the dog was found, indicating it was possibly dumped there, he said.

“This is not a coyote issue. At least it doesn’t appear to be anything like that,” the sheriff said.