POSTED: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 3:16pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 5:53pm
Longview, Texas (KETK) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a dog more than 30 times with a pellet gun.
Earlier this week, Longview Police officers found a brown and white male dog covered in blood near Richardson and Green Streets. Officers immediately called Longview Animal Control, who took the dog to the Humane Society of Northeast Texas.
The dog was emaciated and had more than 30 pellets lodged into his skin.A broken leash attached to the dog indicates that he may have escaped from his owners' yard or been taken.
Officers also believe the suspect(s) held the leash during the shooting so the dog could not escape.
The dog has undergone surgery at Kimbrough Animal Hospital to remove his injured eye and is being treated for his wounds.
Longview Police Department is currently investigating this incident.
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call 903-237-1199 immediately.