Thursday, August 27, 2020

UPDATE: Reward Offered in Dog Cruelty Case

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 12:23 PM

click to enlarge Injured dog discovered at the Samoa Dunes - HCSO
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People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has offered $5,000 for information regarding the Samoa animal cruelty case of a female dog who was found gravely wounded.

Along with PETA, a local animal advocate who regularly donates to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter has pledged an additional $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of those involved and covered the cost of the veterinary care she received.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating after the dog was found with several gunshots wounds in Samoa on Tuesday. The dog was euthanized due to the injuries.

"This dog must have been terrified when she was left to suffer in agony from gunshot wounds, abandoned and alone on the dunes," says PETA Vice President Colleen O'Brien. "PETA joins the sheriff's office in urging anyone who recognizes this dog to come forward immediately before anyone else gets hurt."

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at 445-7251 or the Sheriff's Crime Tip Hotline at 268-2539.

Read the full press release below.
Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered for Help in Dog-Shooting Case

PETA Joins Sheriff's Office in Search for Culprit(s) Responsible for Dog's Abuse, Abandonment, and Death

Samoa, Calif. — PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and cruelty-to-animals conviction of the person(s) who shot a dog three times and abandoned her in the Samoa Dunes Recreation Area.

The dog, who weighed 70 pounds and is believed to have been a mastiff mix, was reportedly found by a good Samaritan just after 10 a.m. on August 24. Animal control officers rushed her to a veterinarian for care—but she had to be euthanized because of the severity of her injuries. She didn't have a microchip or a collar, and no one has reported missing a dog matching her description.

"This dog must have been terrified when she was left to suffer in agony from gunshot wounds, abandoned and alone on the dunes," says PETA Vice President Colleen O'Brien. "PETA joins the sheriff's office in urging anyone who recognizes this dog to come forward immediately, before anyone else gets hurt."

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Crime Tip Hotline at 707-268-2539.

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