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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 callaboutBuster 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 shotin the face and chest with a .380 caliber handgun and was left to die.WHS Humane Law Enforcement Department membersdiscovered several shell casings at the scene andcalled the Metropolitan Police Department, say officials.

We are toldBuster 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: dderamo@washhumane.org or (202) 723-5730.