Pet pit bulls shot dead and found on I-91
By ERIC FRANCIS
WINDSOR - A pair of pit bulls were shot in the face and then flung from a moving vehicle onto a stretch of Interstate 91 where their corpses landed within sight of their owner’s home, Windsor police said this weekend.
The two dead dogs lying on the edge of the highway were surrounded by police cars from several agencies near the County Road overpass early Saturday morning. The incident slowed traffic and quickly sparked outrage on Facebook and other social media sites as word spread.
“Dunkin and Diesel were loved family pets,” wrote Windsor Police Officer Ryan Palmer in a press release where he asked the public for help in finding the person who shot the dogs with a small caliber gun and then drove past Mile Marker 57 and “dumped (them) directly behind their family’s house on the travel portion of the northbound lane of Interstate 91.”
Palmer said the dogs, both males, were last seen around 4:30 p.m. Friday when the owners let them outside to play. “It was highly unusual that the dogs did not return home within a few hours and the family grew concerned,” Palmer said, noting that police were first notified by passersby that there were dead dogs on the interstate at about 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Anyone with potential information on the case is asked to contact Palmer at the Windsor Police Department by calling the 295-9425 dispatch number.