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Dog with anchor tied to it found dead in Kandiyohi County lake

WILLMAR — A dog with a boat anchor tied to it was found dead Tuesday morning floating in a Kandiyohi County lake.

The discovery was reported at 8:50 a.m. when the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department got a call that a dead dog was seen floating on Point Lake, several miles north of Willmar.

Deputies went on the lake with a boat and located the animal, which is described as a mostly white female Springer Spaniel, about five years old, with black coloring on its head and back end.

The dog was located 200 feet from the north shore — about ¼ mile from the boat access — in about six-feet of water.

It had a rope and boat anchor attached to it, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

It was brought to the Kandiyohi/Meeker County Humane Society to see if there was any kind of identifying chip in it, but none was found.

The sheriff's office is continuing the investigation and asks anyone that has information concerning the case to contact the sheriff's office.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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