By CBS3 Staff

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.

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Witnesses told police several bystanders unsuccessfully tried to separate the dog from the deer when a male bystander shot the dog.

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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.

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Officials say the dog is expected to survive.