Caldwell, Idaho- March 6, 2013- The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward in the case of a dog that was shot in Canyon County, Idaho last month. The dog is recovering at the Canyon County Animal Shelter.
HSUS has confrmed that they are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting the dog
Canyon County Animal Control brought the dog to the shelter. She had been shot twice and was covered with blood. According to reports the 5-year-old Akita was shot in the face and chest.
"They got her into surgery right away and were able to save her," said Barb Hutchinson, who is the shelter's executive director.
"She's up, she's active, she's ready to go to a foster home if someone can put some time in for her," explained Talitha Neher, a veterinarian at the shelter.
Shelter workers hope the community pulls together to help with expenses for the dog they are calling Winnie.
"We only have so much money to spend on injured and sick animals," Hutchinson said.
The cost of surgery and Winnie's aftercare is about $3,000. If you would like to help contact the Canyon County Animal Shelter at 208-455-5920.
Winnie should be available for adoption next month after being placed in a foster home to fully recover.