Two dogs found shot by hunting arrows in Kananaskis are recovering in Calgary after surgery.
A Good Samaritan managed to catch the dogs after they were spotted Friday in Kananaskis Country. The dogs were turn over to a Calgary animal rescue group which has started a fundraiser to help cover medical costs.
Kelly Cerato, president of the Tails Of The Misunderstood Canine Rescue Society wrote in a Facebook post the circumstances were “so inhumane, that it rips our stomachs and knots our throats.”
“They were hurt and almost killed by humans yet, when they see our faces, they wag their tails and gave me kisses,” she wrote.
The canines were shot with large, fixed-blade arrows.
Kitchi had a leg amputated at Calgary’s McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital and Cheveyo was operated on by a specialist, as the arrow was precariously close to vital organs, according to a Facebook post.
Cerato posted on social media that the RCMP currently has an open investigation into the incident.
The archer, if found, could potentially face charges under both Alberta’s Animal Protection Act and the Criminal Code of Canada.
More about the dogs can be found at the rescue group’s facebook site.