The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office investigated an injured dog that was found to be running along a highway, near Superior Iowa on January 7, 2020. A Sheriff’s Deputy found the dog and picked it up. Being obviously injured, the dog was taken directly to the Dickinson County Vet Clinic under impound through the Humane Society. The Veterinarian was able to determine that the dog had been shot with a firearm.
The Sheriff’s Office investigation found that the dog was at the residence of its owner, Dennis and Connie Mart of rural Terril. The dog had bitten a person on 1-7-20 and had a history of biting people on that property unprovoked. They attempted to put the dog down on their farm by shooting it with a rifle. The dog was not killed in the attempt and escaped. The Marts attempted to find the dog after it escaped. Once they learned that the dog had been picked up, contact was made with the Sheriff’s Office.
Mart was cited for not having the dog’s rabies vaccination up to date.
The holiday season is known for celebrations and traditions, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk and drug-impaired driving. Iowa Law Enforcement across the state will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this holiday season to remove impaired drivers from the roads and help save lives. From December 13, 2019 to January 1, 2020, motorists will see an increased presence of law enforcement.
As we prepare for festivities with family and friends, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau wants to remind all drivers of the dangers of driving impaired. You have to choose your role before the celebration begins. Will you drink, use drugs or will you drive? Remember, even if you have a little bit to drink, you could still be over the legal limit. Whether the drug is legally prescribed or illegal, driving while drug-impaired poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers, and other road users. Remember….if you feel different, you drive different!