$2,500 reward in dog shooting
11:18 AM PDT on Thursday, June 11, 2009
King County Animal Care and Control
This 4-year-old rottweiler was found shot and tied to a log near North Bend, Wash. on May 31, 2009. The dog had to be put down due to its injuries.
NORTH BEND, Wash. – A $2,500 reward is being offered to find whoever shot a dog and left it to die off a forest service road near North Bend.
King County Animal Care and Control says the 4-year-old rottweiler was found on May 31 wearing a pinch collar and tied to a log 20 feet down an embankment at a popular, but unofficial recreational shooting area.
The dog underwent surgery to deal with the most life-threatening injuries, but was left paralyzed by the attack. Four days later, the dog had to be euthanized.
The Humane Society has put up the reward in hopes the person responsible will be prosecuted.
"It's a class C felony to intentionally shoot a dog and leave it to suffer and we are asking for the community's help in finding those responsible,” said Nancy McKenney, King County Animal Care and Control Interim Manager.
The dog was seen by witnesses riding in the back of a dark colored pick-up truck in the area around 10 a.m. on May 31.
Anyone with information can call the King County Animal Care and Control tip line at 206-296-3939.