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Multiple animal cruelty cases in Fremont County, several dogs poisoned or shot

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 8:32 PM MDT
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FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Many dog owners have had to deal with feelings of fear when their pet escapes the house or yard. The idea you may never find them is heartbreaking. But to find your dog in the condition Tiffany did on Monday is something no one should have to go through.

Tiffany’s two dogs Liberty and Jake escaped their yard in Canon City on Sept. 11. It had happened before, and Tiffany tells 11 News everyone in her neighborhood is familiar with the pups and the pair is incredibly friendly. After one of the owners went searching for the dogs, Jake returned. However, he was covered in blood and Liberty was nowhere to be found.

A friend of Tiffany’s joined the search effort for Liberty that lasted several days. On Monday, Tiffany’s friend came across Liberty’s body, just dumped on the side of the road. Tiffany lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Canon City. Liberty’s body was found along County Road 77 near County Road 79 south of the city. When Tiffany took Liberty to get cremated, they found out someone had shot her dog and authorities were called. Tiffany also believes Jake was shot, but she isn’t sure if it was the same gun used. Jake survived, but has a long road to recovery.

Something Tiffany felt was odd: Liberty’s collar had been removed.

Tiffany, and the Canon City community, are hoping some type of justice can be served.

On Friday, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office announced there was a separate animal cruelty case in which multiple dogs were poisoned. The animals were reportedly targeted in the area of County Road 2 near the border of Chaffee and Fremont Counties. The owner in the poison case is willing to pay $500 for suspect information.

If you have any information on either case, you’re asked to call 719-784-3411, press 1 or Crimestoppers at 719-275-STOP.

Posted by Fremont County Sheriff's Office - Colorado on Thursday, September 17, 2020

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