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Saturday, Feb 4, 2012County: Sandoval
Charges: Felony CTA
Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or people who shot a dog that eventually died in Rio Rancho this month.
Sometime during the evening of Feb. 4 and into the wee hours of Feb. 5, the Norton family of Rio Rancho found their two-year old Schnauzer "Fender" injured, bleeding and unable to move his hind quarters.
Examination by a veterinarian showed the dog had been shot. Fender's injuries were so severe that his family had him humanely euthanized.
Fender was shot in his own yard and likely suffered for hours before being found, Animal Protection of New Mexico said in a news release. The link between violence against animals and violence against people means that whoever shot Fender is a danger to the animals and people in the community, the release said.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting of this dog should call the New Mexico Attorney General's Animal Cruelty Hotline at 1-877-5HUMANE (877-548-6263). Callers may remain anonymous.
Intentionally or maliciously killing an animal in New Mexico is a fourth-degree felony.
If you have information on this case, please contact:
NM Attorney General\\\\\\\'s Animal Cruelty Hotline
- rrobserver.com - Feb 19, 2012
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