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Case ID: 19369
Classification: Shooting
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Reward: $10
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Monday, Feb 13, 2012

County: Bristol

Disposition: Open

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for shooting two family dogs and leaving their bodies in a New Bedford industrial park has grown to $6,000.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says "an outpouring of community and donor support" sparked by media coverage helped the reward grow from $1,000 to $6,000.

The dogs, a golden retriever and a Chihuahua, were found by a pedestrian Feb. 13. They had been reported missing weeks earlier.

A veterinarian said it appears that both dogs were "executed" by being shot in the back of the head.

An MSPCA official says the publicity has led to several tips.

The MSPCA Law Enforcement Department urges anyone with information to call its Law Enforcement Hotline at 800-628-5808. Callers can remain anonymous if they wish.

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Case Updates

The reward leading to a conviction in the shooting of two dogs in New Bedford has been increased following the discovery of a third dog's remains.

Two dogs, a golden retriever and a Chihuahua, were found dead as the result of an execution-style shooting inside the New Bedford Industrial Park on Feb. 13.

Officials with MSPCA-Angell tell FOX 25 that a third dog's skeletal remains were found on March 2 at the same property where two dogs were found. It is unclear whether or not the third dog is connected to the other dogs. The MSPCA says tests are currently being run to conclude whether a cause of death can be verified.

The MSPCA also announced on Wednesday that public donations have allowed them to increase the reward in this case from $6,000 to $10,000.

The MSPCA is asking anyone with information about the case call its law enforcement hotline at 800-628-5808.
Source: - Mar 21, 2012
Update posted on Mar 22, 2012 - 1:20PM 


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