The Anchorage Police Department is looking into the death of a five-year-old Search and Rescue dog named Little Su outside her handler’s home in East Anchorage.
“Apparently she consumed anti-freeze with chicken, and she became sick on January the 7th, and then died the following day,” said APD spokeswoman Anita Shell. A container with bits of meat and anti-freeze was found nearby, and investigators are looking for a motive in the case.
Then, over the weekend, another wounded animal was found in Mid-town: a seven-month old pitbull with multiple gun-shot wounds to the legs and abdomen.
“A good Samaritan found that dog, brought the dog into a local animal hospital where he underwent surgery,” Shell said, before adding “and right now he is in good spirits, and he’s recovering.”
Both cases are being investigated as class C felonies, which carry up to five-years in jail. So far there are no leads. However, area pet-owners should not worry that the attacks fit a pattern.
“At this time it doesn’t appear as though these cases are related. They’re totally seperate incidents, seperate types of dogs, seperate areas of town,” Shell explained. “We don’t have any indication that these are related.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police or Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-7867.