In Avon, Minnesota, police in Stearns County have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a Labrador retriever six times with a pellet gun, reports Kare11News.
According to Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, on Friday, an anonymous donor called and increased the reward from $500 to $1,000. “We get a lot of community involvement (in animal abuses cases). They reach out and want to help,”stated the sheriff. The owner of the dog, dubby Remy (short for Remington), has been found, but it is not known at this time whether the owner wants his dog back. The sweet dog had been shot four times in his face fracturing his jaw, one time in the hip and once in his hind leg.
Remy was found after he wandered onto the property of Ron Kierzek who called the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Remy is now under the care of the Tri-County Humane Society and is reported to be doing extremely well even though he still has a long recuperation period ahead of him. “To be perfectly honest, we’ve received enough donations to cover his initial medical bill, and yesterday a woman dropped off enough canned dog food to see him through. On the other hand, we have several animals in our care right now and more coming around the corner,” so to all the generous people, please consider donating to the emergency medical fund for another future innocent animal victim in need.
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