Alberta RCMP are looking for a man who was seen shooting an injured dog with a handgun after running over the animal while having it run alongside a vehicle on a leash.

It happened just south of Coaldale around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, according to police.

"Previously this man had driven over the dog while exercising the dog on a leash," Coaldale RCMP said in a release.

"The man was allowing the dog to run alongside his vehicle."

The dog's shooting was witnessed near the intersection of Range Road 211 and Highway 512, according to police.

The shooter was described as a white man in his 30s, about six feet tall and weighing between 180 and 200 lbs., with a shaved head. He was wearing sweatpants at the time.

The vehicle was described as an older model Chrysler 300, silver in colour with black tinted windows and cargo mesh separating the back seats from the front. The licence plate was not seen.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Coaldale Rural RCMP at 403-329-5080 or the Coaldale Municipal RCMP at 403-345-5552.

TIps can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Coaldale is about 200 kilometres southeast of Calgary.