FRANKLIN, Va. (WVEC) -- Southampton County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that left a dog without a leg.

On November 15th at around 4p.m., deputies received a complaint of someone shooting at deer near the area of Monroe Road and Crater Drive.

The caller also allegedly stated that a dog was injured by the gunfire.

Deputies found the injured dog and took it to be treated at an after-hours veterinarian in Chesapeake.

The dog's front left leg had to be amputated. It is currently recovering at the Chesapeake facility.

While arrangements are being made for a foster home to care for the animal, officers are trying to locate the owner.

Any information please contact the Southampton Sheriff’s Office at 757-653-2100 or the Crime Line at 757-653-2900