$5,000 reward offered for Eagle Mountain dog shot, killed

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MURRAY, UT (April 27, 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 small black Pomeranian dog around 3 p.m. April 11, 2018, in Eagle Mountain, Utah. Owner Tennille Rose reported that she found the body of her dog across the street from her home. The HSU hopes the reward assists the Utah County Sheriff’s Department in obtaining information required to identify and charge whoever is responsible for this allegedly intentional act of animal cruelty.


“We extend our deepest condolences to the Rose family, we can’t imagine finding your family pet killed in your neighborhood for no reason,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “There are many reasons why the person responsible needs to be charged to the full extent of the law for illegally discharging a firearm and killing a family pet. This is a pointless tragedy, and we do not want to see any other pets, or people, injured.”


The dog’s age, gender, and name were not available at the time the Humane Society of Utah contacted the deputy investigating the case at the Eagle Mountain police office.


“The police believe that the gun used was a .22 rifle or pellet gun since there were entry and exit wounds,” said Shepherd.


Under the Utah State Code, the perpetrator may be charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor and illegal use of a weapon, a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted of the first charge, a person could face a term not exceeding one year and/or a fine up to $2,500. If convicted of the second charge, a person could face a term up to one year and/or a fine of $1,000. They could also be required to pay restitution to the dog’s owner for the value of his dog.


Anyone with information regarding who may be responsible for the shooting and death of this Eagle Mountain dog is urged to contact Utah County Sheriff’s Department at 801-794-3970 and reference case number 18UC03714.