$2,500 reward offered in fatal shooting of dog in August

SEATTLE – The Humane Society of the United States has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the fatal shooting of a dog on August 26.

Seattle Animal Shelter Officer Tracy Bahrakis found a dead Rottweiler on a parking strip on 57th Ave. S. X-rays of the body confirmed the dog had been shot. Witnesses told the officer that they heard a gunshot early that morning.

The officer verified the dog belonged at the address where the body was found. The owner was not home at the time of the shooting and is cooperating with the Seattle Police Department.

“There is no excuse for killing a defenseless dog in this manner,” said Dan Paul, the Washington state director for the Humane Society. “We hope our reward will help find the perpetrator of this horrible crime.”

“This is a tragic and unfortunate incident and we hope we can find the person or persons responsible,” says Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan. “

Anyone with information is asked to call Seattle Animal Shelter Enforcement Supervisor Ann Graves at 206-386-4288.