$1,000 reward offered after rabbit shot with dart

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah)- The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting a 2-month-old rabbit named Buttons.

The Riverwood Pet Hospital says Buttons and two other rabbits were found injured at Highland Glen Park on Friday, April 6. The other two were not able to be caught.

The HSU says it hopes the reward assists the Lone Peak Police Department in obtaining information required to identify and charge whoever is responsible for this act of animal cruelty.

“We take every case of animal cruelty seriously and recognize the link between animal abuse and other crimes. The person responsible needs to be held accountable before another animal or a person is harmed,” said Gene Baierschmidt, HSU executive director. 

Anyone with information regarding who may be responsible for the shooting of Buttons is urged to contact Lone Peak Police Department at 801-756-9800.

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