Dogs fatally shot, dumped on side of road in Canon City

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FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an animal cruelty case after multiple dead dogs were found on the side of a road in Canon City.

On Thursday, Fremont County deputies and Animal Control were dispatched to High Park Road in Canon City on a report of dead animals.

When deputies arrived, they made a gruesome discovery — multiple deceased calves and dogs beside the road.

The calves were earlier reported and, after investigation, officials determined they were not a part of an animal cruelty situation but instead in an illegal dumping case.

The owner of the calves wasn’t located and the calves were too young to have brands or tags.

The dogs, four black-and-white collie mixes, ranged in age from puppy to adult. All were X-rayed and appeared to have been shot.

None of the dogs had collars, tags and chips, and there were no reports of missing animals matching their description, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 719-276-5555.

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