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Pet shootings prompt Stutsman County sheriff to ask for public's help

The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in providing information in three ongoing cases involving pets that were shot near their owners' homes in the Ypsilanti and Montpelier areas.

The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in providing information in three ongoing cases involving pets that were shot near their owners’ homes in the Ypsilanti and Montpelier areas.

Maj. Jason Falk, Stutsman County Sheriff detective, said four pets were shot in August and September, two dogs and two cats.

On Aug. 9, two Pyrenees dogs, Gracie and Georgia Rose, were shot in the yard of their owners, the Robert and Myra Olson family. Gracie was shot by a .22-caliber rifle and Georgia was shot three times by a shotgun. Both dogs are still recovering from their wounds.

On Aug. 26, Falk said Michael Keyes arrived at his Ypsilanti-area home around 5:30 p.m. and found his cat dead. Falk said the cat had been shot in the head by a small-caliber weapon.

On Sept. 7, Falk said Jenny Olson found her cat shot in the stomach in the yard of her Ypsilanti home. He said she took the cat, which was wearing a collar, to a veterinarian, but the animal died the next day.

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“We’ve heard there are a few more (pet shootings),” Falk said.

Falk said he is asking that anyone who might have any information on these or any other unreported pet shootings in the Ypsilanti-Montpelier area to call him at 251-6200.

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