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Dog hit by car, then shot & maimed in Polk County

Polk County (WQOW) – A dog is dead after being hit by a vehicle and then shot in Polk County.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday November 24 a dog was killed overnight on the 1800 block of 120th Street in Balsam Lake.

The dog was found dead by the owner and reported to authorities. That’s where the story turns more disturbing.

The animal was struck by a vehicle and then shot, possibly to end its suffering, according to authorities.

The sheriff’s office learned a few days later the dog may have been shot and then cut or sliced.

The incident is still under investigation, and police need your help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 715-485-8300.

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