The deaths of two dogs found shot near the Schoharie County line are under investigation by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The dogs — a 6-month-old mixed breed and a 2-year-old Rottweiler — were found Saturday night near County Route 353, where they are believed to have been shot, according to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.
The dogs belong to a Schoharie County woman and had been missing since Friday. A hunter discovered the body of the younger dog and contacted the owner. A search later turned up the body of the older dog nearby.
Investigators with the DEC Police were conducting interviews in the area today. Necropsies of the dogs are scheduled to be conducted at Five Rivers Conservation Facility in Delmar.
Anyone with information related to the investigation are asked to contact the Albany County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 765-2352.
A previous version of this story misspelled "Schoharie."