Winchester, Massachusetts – An off-leash dog who died after allegedly being shot during a walk in the town forest off Sussex Road over the weekend did not actually die from a gunshot wound. State Police assisted the Winchester Police with a ballistic K9 after the report of shots fired.
But a necropsy revealed that the Australian Shepherd actually died after being impaled by a stick that punctured the lung. During the exam, there was no metal found in the dog’s body and no exit wound was observed.
As reported by NBC Boston, officials believe the dog’s death is a tragic accident caused by the stick impalement.
(Stock image of Australia shepherd via Pixabay/not the dog who died)
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