$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.

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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.

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