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Reward offered in animal death investigation

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

As police continue to search for those responsible for dragging a dog behind a vehicle, causing its death, two groups are now putting up a reward in the case.

We were the first to tell you about the discovery of the pit bull, found badly injured last Friday, near Combs Ferry Road in Clark County.

Now two agencies are trying to get information leading to an arrest and conviction, by offering a reward.

the dog was initially found Friday and then died Saturday morning. Now two different rewards are being offered -- totaling $5,000 -- to anyone who has information that can help find whoever is responsible.

The pit bull was discovered Friday, at the end of a bloody trail. He was dragged around behind a car near Combs Ferry. Skinned and burned--with broken bones--he was left to die.

"It's a horrible thing, what was done to the dog, being tortured in that manner, and I think every body's wanting to find out who did this so they can be prosecuted," says Beth Bowman with the Clark County Animal Shelter

To help in the efforts, United Rescue of Kentucky offered a $1,000 reward Monday, and soon after, another group stepped up as well.

"Late in the evening, the Humane Society of the United States came back with a $2,500 reward to add to the $1,000 that we got," Bowman says.

Since then, more money has been added to up the reward to $5,000.

Bowman says it is important to find who's responsible because too often things only get worse.

"If they do it once, they do it twice, and it can lead to other things they do, whether with children, or any other animals. People like this need to be prosecuted," Bowman says.

She hopes the generous reward will help find an answer in this case.

"It's a large amount of money, it's pretty substantial, and I think that it may get people talking."

If you think you have any information that could help investigators, you should contact the Clark County Sheriff's Department: (859) 744-4390.

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