Reward offered for dog beaten in backyard of own home


OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) A reward is being offered for a dog brutally beaten in the backyard of his own home last week in Ogden. 

The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for beating an 8-year-old family dog named “Boo”, as she protected her home.  

The dog’s owner, Tarra Reyna, returned home with her children to find Boo had been struck with his food pan, a water bucket and a metal broom. Boo suffered cuts on her face, lost one eye and lost vision in the other eye due to a blood clot. 

“It sounds like Boo was doing her duty trying to protect his home from an invader,” said Deann Shepherd, a representative for the Humane Society of Utah. “It is terribly unfortunate that she was injured in her home for no reason, and the person responsible needs to be found before they hurt anyone else.”

The Reyna family noticed signs found in the backyard that an intruder may have been attempting to break into their home. 

Reyna said it has been so hard but thanks to the support from so many they can get the care for her other eye so she can hopefully see again.

“We want this sick person caught and to find #justiceforBoo,” said Reyna. 

The family has a GoFundMe to help cover ongoing medical expenses needed for Boo. Anyone with information in regards to the brutal attack on Boo is asked to contact the Ogden City Police at 801-395-8221. 

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