Is someone finding pets on Craigslist for target practice?

Is someone finding pets on Craigslist for target practice?
Photo courtesy Flickr user pagedooley (Creative Commons).

MARION COUNTY, Ore. -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help Sunday after receiving a number of unconfirmed reports that someone is shooting at domestic animals for target practice.

The calls and emails from residents are reporting that animals that are "free to a good home" are being picked up on Craigslist (cats in particular) and then used for target practice in areas of Marion County.

MCSO officials started an investigation into these reports, finding Facebook posts and possible photos of the abuse online.

 

Officials ask that anyone with information about these crimes to report them immediately to MCSO by:

  • Calling the MCSO tipline at (503) 540-8079
  • Directly email Deputy Mark Ferron at Mferron@co.marion.or.us
  • send any photos of the behavior or animals shot to dthompson@co.marion.or.us