Dog Found Shot in Samoa

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Injured dog discovered at the Samoa Dunes - HCSO
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Humboldt County Animal Control is seeking help from the public in investigating an animal cruelty case after a dog was found with several gunshots wounds in Samoa.

Due to the injuries, the dog was euthanized.

According to a news release, a community member found the female dog at the ATV Staging Area on Bunker Road in the Samoa Dunes Recreation Area around 10 a.m. yesterday.

“Animal Control officers are investigating this case and are seeking owner information or any other information related to this incident,” the release states.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

Read the full release below:



Humboldt County Animal Control is seeking information from the public regarding an animal cruelty investigation.

On August 24, 2020, at about 10:06 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received the report of an injured dog discovered by a community member at the ATV Staging Area on Bunker Road in the Samoa Dunes Recreation Area.

Animal Control Officers responded to the area and located an injured female dog. The dog was transported to a veterinarian for treatment, where it was discovered that the dog had been shot several times. Due to the significance of injuries and the amount of pain being experienced by the dog, the decision was made for a humane euthanization.

Animal Control Officers are investigating this case and are seeking owner information or any other information related to this incident.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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