Dog survives shooting in Hamilton

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Police responded at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 to Harding Highway and Landis Avenue for an injured dog on the roadway. Police responded at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 to Harding Highway and Landis Avenue for an injured dog on the roadway. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Township of Hamilton police said a dog was shot Wednesday, Aug. 6 by a property owner who felt threatened by the animal when it wandered onto his Beacon Avenue property in Mays Landing.

The dog survived and police are investigating.

Police responded at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 to Harding Highway and Landis Avenue for an injured dog on the roadway.

Investigating officers determined that the dog had been shot and was one of two that were on private property on the 6400 block of Beacon Avenue. 

Police said the dogs were reportedly acting aggressively toward other animals, the property owner and the owner’s family.

“The homeowner felt the dog was a threat and fired one round, striking and injuring the animal,” police said in a press release. 

The second dog, which was not perceived to be a threat, fled the property with the injured canine where it was eventually found on the roadway.

The owner of the dogs was located and the injured dog was transported to an animal hospital in Cape May County for treatment; it is expected to survive. 

No complaints have been filed and the investigation continues.  


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