Eagle Mountain family dog killed in yard, $5,000 reward offered

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Murray, UT (Nov. 14, 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 shooting a female 5-year-old Australian Shepherd named Roxy on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Meadow Ranch area of Eagle Mountain, Utah. The HSU hopes the reward assists the Utah County Sherriff’s Office in obtaining information required to identify and charge whoever is responsible for this alleged act of animal cruelty. A Pomeranian dog was found shot and killed in the nearby area in April 2018. It is unknown if these two cases are related or not.
“It’s tragic and frightening that your pet isn’t safe in your own yard,” said Gene Baierschmidt, HSU executive director. “We hope that the information needed is obtained to find the person responsible, especially if this is a repeat crime.”
Roxy’s owner, Leanza Laub found her dog in the yard and believes that she suffered from the gunshot since a trail of blood was found. Laub is now caring for Roxy’s four puppies and is concerned over the safety of her other dogs and children.
Anyone with information or footage related to this incident is asked to call the Utah County Sheriff's Eagle Mountain office at (801)789-6701 or Utah Valley Dispatch 801-794-3970 and reference case 18UC11887.