Family dog beaten in backyard of home, $3,000 reward offered

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MURRAY, UT (April 8, 2017) -- Humane Society of Utah offers a reward for arrest and conviction in dog attack case


The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is adding a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for beating a male 8-year-old family dog named Boo last week in Ogden, Utah. Owner Tarra Reyna reported finding Boo injured and blood everywhere in her backyard after returning home with her children. The HSU hopes the reward assists Ogden Police in obtaining information required to identify and charge whoever is responsible for this act of animal cruelty and alleged home invasion.


“It sounds like Boo was doing his duty trying to protect his home from an invader,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “It is terribly unfortunate that he was injured in his home for no reason, and the person responsible needs to be found before they hurt anyone else.”


According to the owner’s report, Boo was apparently struck with his food pan, water bucket and a metal broom. He suffered cuts on his face, lost one eye and lost vision in the other due to a blood clot behind the eye.


The Reyna family noticed signs found in the backyard that an intruder was attempting to break into their home.


Anyone with information regarding who may be responsible for Boo’s attack is urged to contact Ogden Police at 801-395-8221. Tips can remain anonymous.