Ogden family dog killed, $5,000 reward offered

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Murray, UT (Oct. 31, 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 Husky named Maia Sunday, Oct. 28, in the area of Wildrose Way, Ogden, Utah. The HSU hopes the reward assists the Ogden Police Department in obtaining information required to identify and charge whoever is responsible for this alleged act of animal cruelty.
 
“We offer our sincerest condolences to Maia’s family,” said Gene Baierschmidt, HSU executive director. “We hope that the information needed is obtained to hold the person responsible for discharging a firearm within city limits and killing a companion animal. We need to know if this was an intentional act of aggravated animal cruelty.”
 
“A concerned citizen reported hearing what was believed [to] be a single gunshot before finding a wounded Husky breed dog,” according to a statement released from Ogden Police Oct. 29. “Attempts were made to transport the dog to a veterinary hospital for care, but the animal died before that could happen.”
 
Ogden police say detectives from the Major Crimes Unit are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 801-395-8221 or email detectives@ogdencity.com.
 
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