LEHI, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A Lehi family is pleading for help after their dog was shot not far from the family home.
Police are asking for tips, too.
“Why — why would you do that to my dog?” said Marty Morrill.
His dog, Kaya, was shot sometime Friday evening.
Kaya, a Siberian Husky, has a bullet wound in her shoulder.
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On Friday, Morrill says Kaya dug under the fence in the yard and ran away. Early Saturday morning, Kaya had returned — bleeding and lethargic.
“She’d been shot somewhere, in the middle of the night,” said Morrill.
Morrill says there was a trail of blood on the street leading back to the home. But it’s unclear where she was shot — or why.
“Right now we’re looking for any information from the public,” said Sgt. Thayne Call with Lehi Police.
The department posted about the shooting in a widely-shared Facebook post:
“We have an individual that, most likely, has discharged a firearm in city limits. And that’s something that — not only is the dog our concern, but the public as a whole,” added Call.
On Thursday, during surgery, the veterinarian removed Kaya’s leg.
“Why was my dog shot, who shot my dog?” said Morrill.
“I’m never gonna know why. Just, I don’t know that I’ll ever have an answer.”
A GoFundMe page is set up to help the family with Kaya’s medical expenses.