OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are investigating a burglary where a home near 132nd and Lamar was ransacked, and a family’s therapy dog was shot in the face and neck on Tuesday afternoon.
Police tell FOX 4 that the homeowner’s son arrived to the home around 3:30 p.m. and found their eight-year-old golden retriever mix shot, and immediately took the dog to a veterinarian. The dog is expected to survive, but family tells FOX 4 that Miko will have to have surgery on Wednesday.
“Upon taking the dog to the vet they came back and discovered that things in their house had been ransacked. They backed out of the house, called for police, we’re here now investigating,” Officer Jackie Zickel with the Overland Park Police Department said.
Investigators found many rooms and much of the home’s lower level had been burglarized, and are looking for a man who drove away from the scene in a bright red four-door car with Missouri license plates. A white man with brown hair was driving the car and was seen between 12:30 and 1 p.m.
Anyone with information about the shooting and burglary is asked to call the Overland Park Police Department at (913) 344-8729 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.