Dog Shot Tied To Tracks : Tampa police rescue a dog shot and tied to railroad tracks

Dog Shot Tied To Tracks : Tampa police rescue a dog shot and tied to railroad tracks

Dog shot, tied to tracks is rescued from oncoming train.

Tampa Police received three calls around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing gunshots. Then they heard a dog whimpering while canvassing the neighborhood, and followed the sound to nearby train tracks.

Officers Nick Wilson and Sgt. R. Mills freed the dog from the tracks and rushed her to the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service. Tampa police have named the sweet dog “Cabela.”

As of Thursday morning, Cabela is in stable condition, resting and getting ready for surgery.

Dr. Niedenn at the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service says Cabela needs to have her leg amputated, but that she’s not strong enough for surgery yet. Once her breathing is stronger the vet will perform surgery Thursday or Friday.

Niedenn describes the dog as a “good girl” but a little nervous and intimidated.

Police say there were no witnesses. Police say someone in the public needs to come forward to help solve the case.

Please contact the Tampa Police Department at (813) 276-3200 with any information about who hurt the dog and/or who owns this dog.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $3,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in this case. Anyone reporting leads can remain anonymous. Call 1-800-873-8477, go to www.crimestopperstb.com or text CSTB and your tip to 274637.