Dog’s owners want to press charges; Police say no criminal
charges have been filed
TOWN OF ROME, Wis. - A couple in
Adams County said neighboring hunters shot down their dog with a bow
Now, their story and their message are reaching
people across the globe.
Tanya Meyer and her husband, Chris,
said their 1-year-old lab mix, Zoey, went missing Friday morning.
After calling her multiple times, Tanya said she had a feeling
something had happened to her puppy, who didn’t tend to wander from
the family’s 4 acres.
On Sunday, Chris called Tanya with the
news. He found the dog’s body on a neighbor’s property in the 400
block of 16th Avenue.
“He calls me and he goes, 'I found
her.' And I'm like, 'where?' And he's like, 'it's not good,'” Tanya
said. “And I said, 'not good? Why? What happened?' And then he's
like, 'the cops have been notified.' He goes, 'It's under their tree
Chris was talking about their neighbors who told
them they had just shooed away the dogs.
Town of Rome police
confirmed Zoey died of an arrow wound.
Tanya said that arrow
went through her neck and into her chest. She said Zoey was found
about 15 feet from the tree stand where she thinks those neighbors
were hunting from.
“She was laying there all weekend long
just under their tree stand,” Tanya said.
The Meyers plan on
Town of Rome investigators are working
with Adams County deputies to look into this case, but no criminal
charges have been filed.
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