Seward County Authorities Investigate Dog Shootings

A couple from the eastern Nebraska village of Garland says their dogs were injured in shootings the weekend of Oct. 17-18, and authorities believe the case may be related to similar incidents in the area.  

The dog owners say their 7-year-old German shorthair mix was shot in the left ear, leaving a quarter-inch hole, and their 7-year-old Husky mix was shot in his right front leg, leaving a small cut.

The couple also reported that a road sign near their house had holes shot into it.     Seward County authorities recently picked up three 17-year-olds in the shooting death of another dog near Garland.

All three were released, but one was cited for animal cruelty and shooting from a road.     Garland is 25 miles northwest of Lincoln.