A pit bull had to be euthanized after it was found shot four times in an alley in northeast Washington, and the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
Officers believe the dog, named Buster, was shot the evening of July 23 and left to die. He was discovered the next day when WHS responded to a call regarding a critically wounded dog in an alley behind the address where the dog lived on the 300 Block of 54th St. NE.
He was shot in the head and chest with a .380 caliber handgun. Once on the scene, Humane Law Enforcement discovered several shell casings and contacted the Metropolitan Police Department.
Due to the severity of the gunshot wounds and the significant loss of blood, Buster had to be humanely euthanized, WHS wrote in a press release.
Anyone with information about this case should contact Officer D’Eramo at the Washington Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 202-723-5730.