$5,000 reward in case of Utah dog shot by arrow

Tuesday , August 19, 2014 - 5:39 PM

The Associated Press

ST. GEORGE — The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward for information about who shot a dog in the stomach in southern Utah.

The group issued a statement Tuesday calling the act “terribly cruel” and said they hope the money will send a message discouraging animal abuse in Utah.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies say they found a pit bull shot with an arrow on Old Highway 91 near the Arizona line on Friday.

The Spectrum reports Sgt. Kurt Bowen immediately contacted the Ivins City Animal Shelter and started bandaging the open stomach wound.

Shelter Director Agnes Smith says the animal, who’s been nicknamed “Sarge,” underwent three hours of surgery and is improving.

The dog is the third animal shot by an arrow or blow dart in the county this year.

Sign up for e-mail news updates.

JOIN. NOW.
Sign Up for the Standard Examiner Newsletter
Popular in Police

Prison revokes some privileges of hunger-striking inmates

DRAPER -- Officials started reducing some of the privileges of the 42 inmates who began a hunger strike Friday in the maximum security portion of the Utah State...


UPDATE: Police arrest man wanted for choking 2-year-old

LAYTON -- Police said they arrested the man who is accused of choking a 2-year-old boy. Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said Zachary J. Brown, 29, was arrested at...