WHEELING, MO – The Sheriff’s Office of Livingston County is urging residents to provide tips regarding an investigation into potential animal abuse.

The investigation, which began Tuesday, involves a complaint that a pet Labrador was shot with a small caliber projectile. Deputies responded to the 300 block of N. Sheridan Street in Wheeling. The dog was treated and will recover.

Tips may be provided to 660-646-0515, or dispatch at 660-646-2121