WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Washington Humane Society officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the person responsible for shooting a dog four times in northeast D.C. in July.
WHS says staff responded to a call about Buster being found wounded in the alley behind his home on the 300 block of 54th St. NE.
Staff say that Buster, "an adult brindle and white pit bull type dog," was shot in the face and chest with a .380 caliber handgun and was left to die. WHS Humane Law Enforcement Department members discovered several shell casings at the scene and called the Metropolitan Police Department, say officials.
We are told Buster may have been shot Tuesday, July 23. Officials say he was discovered for more than 15 hours. They also say that Buster had to be "humanely euthanized" because of the severity of the gunshot wounds and the significant loss of blood.
If you have any information about this case, please contact Officer D'Eramo at the Washington Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement Department: firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 723-5730.