MIDDLETOWN, PA - Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating after someone shot a family dog when he got loose from his home.
According to signs posted by the family, the dog survived and suffered superficial wounds. The signs offer a reward for the suspect, who may have been carrying a small-caliber gun. The signs also read that the dog doesn't have a mean bone in his body.
Middletown Borough Police have confirmed that someone shot a family dog, after he got loose from his home. It happened the morning of Monday June 1st, around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Vine Street and East Roosevelt Avenue.
Pet owners in the Middletown neighborhood are fired up. "All I can say is you're a coward, bottom line, coward" said Tim MCeelwee, of Middletown, who has a dog of his own.
This is just the latest suspicious incident involving dogs in Middletown. In April, several pet owners said they found suspicious food items in their yards, possibly laced with glass and antifreeze. The Mayor heard of at least one incident reported to police and took it seriously. He sent out an alert warning all pet owners and they have been on high alert ever since.
"If we let our dog out in the back yard, we make sure we go out and double-check and make sure there is nothing foreign out there, and my husband double checks everything so we don't miss anything with him and so nothing happens," said Bryanne Tome of Middletown.