On Wednesday evening, 3/9/22, Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report that the owners of a four year old Malamute named Kita found her dead, apparently shot in the abdomen, a short distance from their home in Ronald. Kita had been missing from home since the afternoon of Tuesday, 3/8. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident with the assistance of Pasado’s Safe Haven, an animal welfare nonprofit based in Sultan, Washington. A vet working with Pasado’s performed a necropsy of Kita on Thursday to determine how she died and collect evidence for investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office and Pasado’s are in communication with Kita’s family, who are understandably distraught.