Three huskies shot and abandoned in remote stretch of Benton County

BENTON CITY, Wash. — At least one dog is dead and two others received emergency care after they were found with gunshot wounds in a remote stretch of Benton County on Tuesday night.

According to Lt. Jason Erickson of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to Webber Canyon Rd & Dennis Rd at 8:53 p.m. on June 28 after someone traveling through the area reported three injured huskies in distress.

Upon arrival, the deputies found that all three dogs suffered gunshot wounds and were tied to a sagebrush on the remote canyon road south of Benton City. BCSO staff got in contact with Mid-Columbia Emergency Services, which agreed to help save the dogs’ lives.

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The Benton County Canine Shelter later confirmed that one of the huskies passed away and two others need extensive medical care. They ask that anyone willing to donate funds toward the dogs’ recovery send money to their account at Vista Veterinary Hospital in Kennewick.

Lt. Erickson says the Shelter will be in charge of rehabilitating the animals with the hope of finding foster homes for them in the future.

As for the criminal investigation, Benton County detectives do not have any leads about who is responsible or what circumstances led to the shooting. Anyone with information that may contribute to their search can contact the BCSO non-emergency dispatch line at (509) 735-6555.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up will be issued if further details are revealed.


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