ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A dog is being treated at the Montgomery County SPCA after Abington police say it was shot while attacking a deer. The incident happened around 9 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Bradfield and Susquehanna Roads.
Police say officers responded for a report of a dog attacking a deer. When officers arrived, they found the dog suffering from a gunshot wound.READ MORE: Upper Darby School District Superintendent Warns Teacher Shortage 'Going To Only Get Worse' Without Action
Witnesses told police several bystanders unsuccessfully tried to separate the dog from the deer when a male bystander shot the dog.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry Says FBI Agents Seized His Cellphone
The male has been located and is cooperating with the police.
The dog’s owner has been identified and is with the dog at the SPCA in Conshohocken.MORE NEWS: Chester County DA Taking Over Investigation Into Ellen Greenberg's Death
Officials say the dog is expected to survive.