Boulder Deputies looking for suspect after dog was shot then abandoned

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(Photo: Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

Beefcakes (Photo: Boulder County Sheriff's Office Facebook)

BOULDER, Colo. — Authorities were searching for those responsible for shooting a dog at close range on Tuesday evening near St. Vrain Road and Highway 36, according the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

A report to deputies said that a two door, red pickup truck was seen driving away from a parking lot in the area where the dog was found seriously injured.

Upon arrival, deputies determined that the dog was shot at close range and abandoned in the empty lot.

A bullet was lodged in the dog’s jaw and his jaw bone was fractured in multiple locations, Boulder Officials wrote on Facebook. The injury will require surgery to remove the bullet and reconstruct the shattered jaw.

Deputies named the dog Beefcake and took him to Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists for treatment.

The Longmont Humane Society started a Love Animals fund page to help provide the lifesaving surgery Beefcakes needs.

The fund page said, “Despite the trauma that he has endured, Beefcakes has a truly beautiful and happy spirit.”

The Sheriff’s Office asked the public for any information about the driver of the red truck or about the dog’s injuries.

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