By Shereen Siewert
UPDATE, 3:24 p.m. — Police have arrested a Manawa man in connection with the shooting death of a neighbor’s dog.
Waupaca County Sheriff Timothy Wilz announced the arrest Friday afternoon, saying charges are pending against Jeffrey Buttles in the animal mistreatment case.
Charges are pending through the Waupaca County District Attorney’s Office, Witz said.
Witz on Friday posted this notice to Facebook:
“On Wednesday, January 16, 2019; The Waupaca Sheriff’s Office initiated the investigation after receiving a report that a dog, “Gypsy”, was shot by the neighbor of the dog owner.
This remains an active, on-going investigation, and more information will be released when appropriate.”
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LITTLE WOLF – Police confirm a dog that disappeared last weekend was shot and killed on a neighbor’s property before her body was dumped in the Little Wolf RIver.
The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department began investigating after a caller reported finding evidence the dog was shot, according to a news release.
Justin Beese, of Manawa, took to social media after Gypsy, a 2-year-old Great Dane, disappeared on Sunday, asking for the public’s help in finding her. Days later, Beese found paw prints and blood on a neighbor’s property and called police.
In a Facebook post, Beese said he and his family are devastated by the loss.
Police say Gypsy appears to have been shot on the property before being transported to the south branch of the Little Wolf River. The case will be referred to the Waupaca County District Attorney once the investigation is complete.