Dog found dead in Isle of Wight with potential gunshot wound

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. - A local animal shelter is looking for information about a dog that was found dead with a potential gunshot wound.

According to the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter and law enforcement officials, a large chocolate lab named Ranger was found dead in a trash bag with an alleged gunshot wound at the intersection of Reynolds Drive and Nike Park Road Tuesday afternoon.

The collar of the dog was found a half mile away from where its body was found, and no evidence in regards to the shooting was able to be collected because of recent weather that may have tampered the scene of where the dog was found.

"Officers are diligently searching out any leads to anyone who may have witnessed this dog during his disappearance from Saturday March 3rd to Tuesday March 6th.  This can help us determine an appropriate timeline of the whereabouts of Ranger," said the shelter in a release to media.

The shelter is looking for information to help the family of the dog find closure.

Ranger was wearing an orange collar that had a name plate on it when he went missing.

For anyone that may want to contact the shelter with information on this incident, can do so at  757-365-6318. You can also email with information.