Reward in New Bedford dog shooting grows
NEW BEDFORD, Mass.—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 tells The Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/AApSXX) that the publicity has led to several tips.
Information from: The Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com