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Police seek help in solving animal cruelty incident after dog shot (3 photos)

A black lab mix is still missing

Police are asking for the public's help after a dog was shot in Cochrane.

According to Cochrane District Crime Stoppers, the incident happened Saturday, Feb. 8 when the owner of three dogs let them outside at night, but they didn't return like they normally do. 

"At 6 a.m. the following morning they found one dog at their door in a skittish state. They later located their three-year-old golden retriever mix on their property injured. It appears that sometime overnight someone shot and injured this dog in the area of Dunn Lake in Cochrane. The third dog is still missing," reads the Crimes Stoppers report. 

Police believe the golden retriever mix Cooper was shot with a small calibre firearm. A four-month-old black lab mix named Diesel is still missing. 

If you know who committed the crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit

If your information leads to an arrest you could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. You will remain anonymous and will not have to testify in court. 

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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