Sheriff's officials: Bullmastiff found dead; appears to have suffered eight gunshot wounds

WALWORTH COUNTY (WITI) -- Walworth County Sheriff's officials are investigating after a dog was found dead -- shot eight times.

Sheriff's deputies on Sunday afternoon, September 14th responded to the White River Trail parking lot on County Trunk NN in Geneva Township for a report of a deceased dog.

At the scene, deputies met with two people who discovered the dog wrapped in a blanket just off the main trail.

Sheriff's officials say the dog appears to be a female Bullmastiff, yellow in color with a black face -- weighing approximately 90 pounds.

Sheriff's officials say it appears the dog suffered eight gunshot wounds.

The dog was scanned for a microchip, and none was found.

Sheriff's officials say the dog had all of its teeth, was groomed and its fur was matted down around the neck, giving the impression that the dog once wore a collar.

If you have information on this case, or any other case, and would like to remain anonymous, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Walworth County Crime Stoppers and encourages you to share your information by one of the following methods:

Text-A-Tip to “CRIMES” (274637) then start your message with tip4wc followed by your tip

Web Tip / Email Tip: Go to and under “For Citizens”, “Submit a Web Tip” follow the instructions on how to submit a tip to the Walworth County Crime Stoppers