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Dog Killed By Hunters In Cape Cod Town

TRURO (CBS) – A dog was shot and killed Saturday morning on Cape Cod by hunters, police said.

Truro police said that Saturday morning at about 10 a.m. a man was walking with his six-year-old Cocker Spaniel in the woods North Highland Park Campground on Head of the Meadow Road when the animal was killed.

Police said the man, Kenneth Dutra, 70, came to the Truro police station to report the incident. The dog, named Sophie, died en route to Arc Angel Animal Hospital in Wellfleet.

Sophie was not on a leash when it was shot by hunters.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Truro police are investigating the incident, though it is not yet clear if any charges will be filed.

Dutra said he is offering a reward for anyone who can provide information about the suspected hunters that shot Sophie.


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