By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A string of pet deaths in Pinedale has led the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office to speculate that they might be connected.
The SCSO is seeking information regarding a dog shooting on June 29, the most recent incident. In a post shared to Facebook on Saturday, the office said the June 29 killing involved a family dog named Wilson living in a home on South Fremont Street that was shot.
This is the fourth case of a similar pet shooting this year. It wasn’t immediately clear if all of the animals had been shot were dogs or other pets.
Sgt. Travis Bingham told Cowboy State Daily that the veterinarian who cared for Wilson after he was shot told officers that this was the fourth animal shooting they had seen this year.
Bingham was unsure when the previous three shootings had occurred, but did note that there was at least one cat that had been killed in addition to dogs. He added that this was a strange occurrence in Pinedale and that he’d never seen a string of pet killings like this in his 14 years on the force.
Bingham encouraged Pinedale residents to keep their animals leashed when out walking and keep their pets inside at night, since officers are unsure what times the shootings are occurring.
Anyone with information regarding the shootings is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 307-367-4378.