Sask. couple heartbroken over family dogs found dead
Aaron Cooper let the dogs outside near his home in the Pleasantdale, Sask. area, about 37 kilometres south of Melfort.
It's something he typically does every night, but last night the dogs never came back.
"Generally with in a few shouts, and whistles they come running, but this time they didn't," said Cooper.
After a lot of searching, Cooper made a grim discovery on the side of a rural road that borders his home.
To Cooper, who said he doesn't have any children, his dogs were family. The dog that was struck by a vehicle, he said was a foster animal from New Hope Dog Rescue in Saskatoon.
"We could just see the tracks towards where he was hit, and there were no skid marks."
There are clear signs set up around the Cooper property stating no hunting or shooting allowed, pointing to their residence located within 500 metres.
The family speculates hunters were in the area at the time of the shooting.
The RCMP is investigating, and officers have gone down to the Cooper home to take pictures of the scene.
"Somebody out there knows something about it and I'd really love to see them be held accountable for it," said Cooper.
Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to call CrimeStoppers.