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.