RCMP in Chase are investigating the discovery of a dead dog north of Celista.
Early on Sunday morning in the Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Club parking lot, Jay Foster’s friend found the male bulldog or bulldog cross with a fatal gunshot wound in the head.
Foster later posted the photos to Facebook, noting the dog had no identifying tattoos and looked healthy.
Both the Chase RCMP and the BC SPCA have been notified.
Police said the dog was not tortured.
According to provincial legislation, an owner can legally shoot his own dog or property owners can shoot dogs who are menacing people or livestock as long as it’s done in a humane manner.
Because the incident appears to have taken place on Crown land, the investigation will remain active.