CLAREMONT – Sunday evening an unidentified man shot a dog in Monadnock Park, then ran away.
Taysa Combs was exercising her dog, Gunner, in the fenced in tennis courts when a couple showed up to play tennis.
According to a GoFundMe page established by a friend of Combs, Combs said: “We were running around the tennis court because I don’t trust him not to run off yet. A couple came up to play tennis and I said hold on a sec and I will grab his leash.”
The man kept walking forward and opened the gate to the tennis court, then Gunner pushed through.
“The guy started running so Gunner ran with him and he pulled a gun,” said Combs. “I begged him not to shoot explaining he thought he was playing but he fired anyway then ran off.”
Gunner was wounded in the upper right shoulder and was scheduled for emergency surgery Monday.