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Reward Offered: Seattle Animal Shelter officer finds dog with fatal gunshot wound

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SEATTLE – The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the fatal shooting of a dog at the end of August.

On Aug. 26, Seattle Animal Shelter Officer Tracy Bahrakis retrieved the body of a Rottweiler on a parking strip on 57th Avenue South. X-rays confirmed the dog had been shot. Witnesses told Officer Bahrakis that they heard a gunshot in the early morning hours of Aug. 26,

The officer confirmed the dog lived at the address where he was found. The owner was not home at the time of the shooting.

“There is no excuse for killing a defenseless dog in this manner,” said Dan Paul, Washington state director for the HSUS. “We hope our reward will help find the perpetrator of this horrible crime.”

The Seattle Animal Shelter and the dog’s owner are cooperating with the Seattle Police Department in trying to solve this case.

“This is a tragic and unfortunate incident and we hope we can find the person or persons responsible,” says Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan. “

If you have information relating to this crime, please call Seattle Animal Shelter Enforcement Supervisor Ann Graves at 386-4288.