$5k reward offered for dog killed with pellet gun in Helper

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HELPER, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for killing a dog inside his kennel in Helper. 

Dennis Marshall found his dog Jazman, a Red Heeler, dead inside his kennel Thursday morning. Marshall found a hold in the dog’s right chest and a veterinarian determined the dog had been shot with a metal BB-tipped pellet believed to be from a .177 caliber air gun. 

“Our hearts go out to this family,” said Gene Baierschmidt, HSU executive director. “It is highly disturbing that a pet is not safe in its own home. The person responsible must be found and held accountable, and we hope a reward offers incentive for someone with information to step forward. There is no justifiable reason for someone to commit animal cruelty in this atrocious manner.”

It is believed the dog was shot sometime between 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. 

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Helper Police Department at 435-472-3719. 

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