KAWARTHA LAKES-The Haliburton Highlands OPP is conducting an investigation into the shooting of two dogs that occurred on October 21, 2021.
Police sat on October 22, 2021 police received a report of two missing dogs in the area of Trappers Trail, Dysart et al Township. The owners reported that their dogs came loose from their lead during the evening of October 21 and never returned home. Shortly after the dogs got loose gunshots were heard in the area according to police.
After the initial report was made to police the two dogs were located deceased and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
Stacey Finch says she let Hunter and Nova out in the backyard before coming inside for the night and 10 minutes later she heard gunshots.
“My sweet babies did not deserve to die like this!” said Stacey Finch, the dog’s owner. “My entire world has been taken from me. I loved my dogs more than anything. Anyone who knows me knows that my dogs come first over anything – and now they have been taken away from me by a heartless monster. I miss them”
This matter is still under investigation and police are asking that anyone with information please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
‘My heart is broken.” says Finch.
Since the incident occurred police say they have become aware of social media posts discussing the matter. The OPP would like to remind the public that the person responsible for this has not been positively identified by police. The Haliburton Highlands detachment will be investigating any incidents that appear to be in response to this shooting.