1 dog dead, another hurt after allegedly shot, dumped by owner

Police are investigating after a pet owner allegedly shot two dogs, one fatally,  in Glassport, Pennsylvania.
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Police are investigating after a pet owner allegedly shot two dogs, one fatally, in Glassport, Pennsylvania.

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Police are investigating after a pet owner allegedly shot two dogs, one fatally, in Glassport, Pennsylvania.

Animal control officers with Sabel Kennel said they were called Friday regarding a loose dog. When the dog was picked up, they initially thought he had been hit by a car, but upon examination, they determined he had been shot. A second dog was found dead under a pile of concrete bricks.

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The animal control group posted to Facebook on Friday that it was looking for the owner. A call eventually led to the owner and police investigated.

The owner told police that after the dogs got into a fight he decided to dispose of them and shot both dogs, animal control officers said.

Authorities said the owner took the dogs from the home, drove them to a nearby dump and shot them, killing the first dog. The surviving dog was shot multiple times. It was treated and is now in foster care.

Charges against the owner are pending.

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