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Blow dart attacks on animals investigated; animal lovers horrified

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Posted at 9:07 AM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 11:10:45-04

GOLDEN, Colo. — The attacks have been described as cruel, and police are looking for the assailants. Authorities have reported multiple animals hit by blow darts in the Golden area. 

Police in Golden say they captured photos of three animals with blow darts embedded in their fur, including two bunnies and a squirrel. 

Animal Control authorities worked to capture the animals to treat them, but they fearfully fled from their attempts. 

Now, investigations are underway into who might be responsible for the attacks. Investigators say they may be able to pull DNA from the darts, but they need to capture one of the animals, first. 

Anybody with information is asked to call 303-384-8045. 

This isn't the first time the cruel attacks have been reported in Colorado. 

In 2005, a cat was located with multiple blow darts in its body. 

In 2009, a student was struck by a dart from a blow gun on the campus of Adams State College. 

In 2010, a bunny hit by blow darts was found and rescued by neighbors in Superior.