Police in Wallingford are investigating after a dog was found dead at a nature preserve on Thursday. (WFSB)
WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Investigators continue to search for a person they said shot a young dog and dumped its body down an embankment at a Wallingford nature preserve.
Police said their investigation has revealed that the pet suffered and did not die quickly.
Wallingford Animal Control Officer Katie Ehlers said she’s seen many troubling cases, some of the victims of which were housed at the Municipal Animal Shelter. However, she said she’s seen few as disturbing as this case.
"It's just so sad to see a dog die so young and it was just such a senseless death,” Ehlers said.