COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Another off-leash dog has been shot in Colorado Springs, according to the Colorado Springs Independent.
Robbie was a "neighborhood dog," meaning he wandered from house to house in a west-side neighborhood, but didn't stay.
One of the homeowners who cared for Robbie, a reporter at the Colorado Springs Independent, said Robbie came to his house last Thursday bleeding. The reporter, and his veterinarian, believe Robbie was shot.
A second reporter at the Independent, John Hazlehurst, told 7NEWS that Robbie is the third off-leash dog to be be shot in three weeks.
The first dog was shot January 5 at Penstemon Park in Colorado Springs. Police say the dog's owner told police a man fired several shots at the dog, killing it. The man ran off.
Hazlehurst said a second dog, an elderly bulldog, was shot at a week later on Shooks Run Trail.
"The owner heard the shot and saw a man running away," Hazelhurst said.