Dog Shot, Tied To Railroad Tracks In Tampa

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

TAMPA (WTSP) – Police are asking for the public’s help to find whoever is responsible for shooting a dog and then tying it to railroad tracks in Tampa.

About 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to three calls involving shots fired in the Sulphur Springs area. They found a dog — a 1- to 2-year-old female mixed breed — that had been shot twice in the neck and once above the right shoulder, and was tied to the tracks with a belt, about 100 feet north of Eskimo Drive.

Officers stopped an oncoming train and freed the dog. They then took her to the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Center, where it is under the care of Dr. Davidson.

To see the original story on our affiliate station’s website WTSP – Channel 10, click here.