PLATTSMOUTH - Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann reports an arrest after deputies made a pet welfare check.

Deputies were dispatched Saturday morning to a Holdrege Street residence in rural Eagle, where 51-year-old Ahmad Hajikakimi told them his girlfriend had threatened to shoot his dog while he was away from the residence.

Hajikakimi called for deputies when he returned home.

Deputies noted there was blood in a vehicle parked at the residence and located a 9 mm shell casing on the ground. There was also blood leading away from the dog’s shed.

A press release from the sheriff’s office says deputies contacted the girlfriend, 50-year-old Threasa Gunderson, who initially told them the dog ran away.

The press release says Gunderson told them she shot and killed one of the dogs during the night due to the dog’s poor health.

The sheriff says the dog was in good health.

Gunderson is suspected of animal cruelty and use of a firearm to commit a felony.