Police investigating after dog shot in Norton

NORTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Norton are investigating after a dog was found shot on Thursday.

Officers responded to a report that a dog that had been reported missing was found in a wooded area on the Norton/Attleboro town line off Old Dean Street, according to Norton police.

The owner reported that it appeared the dog had been impaled by a stick, and when the owner carried the dog out of the woods to waiting police officers they observed the dog to have a laceration to its body.

The owner later told Norton Animal Control that he discovered a bullet in one of the dog’s wounds.

(Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)