Murray, UT (Nov. 20, 2018) — Humane Society of Utah offers a reward for arrest and conviction in dog shooting case
The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the shooting and death of a pet dog on Nov. 5, 2018, in Alpine, Utah. The owner reportedly found the body of the dog in their backyard. The HSU hopes the reward assists the Lone Peak Police Department in obtaining information required to identify and charge whoever is responsible for this allegedly intentional act of animal cruelty.
“This incomprehensible crime is the third reported case this month,” said Gene Baierschmidt, HSU executive director. “We’ve offered rewards for the dog shooting cases in Ogden, Eagle Mountain, and now this one in Alpine. It’s tragic to consider that these pets were killed in the safety of their neighborhood or backyard, and whoever is responsible needs to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
The dog’s age, gender, and name were not available at the time the Humane Society of Utah contacted the sergeant investigating the case with Lone Peak Police.
It is unknown at this time if the cases are related or not.
Anyone with information about the Alpine incident can contact the Lone Peak police at 801-756-9800 or Utah Valley dispatch at 801-794-3970.
Anyone with information about the Eagle Mountain shooting can contact police at 801-786-6701 or Utah Valley Dispatch at 801-784-3970, and reference case number 18UC11887.
Anyone with information about the Ogden incident can contact police at 801-395-8221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.