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Reward doubled to $10,000 for information about Ivins City dog shot with arrow

Sarge is one lucky dog. Let's help authorities find the culprit who shot him with an arrow.
Sarge is one lucky dog. Let's help authorities find the culprit who shot him with an arrow.
Contributed photo via The Spectrum

The Humane Society of the United States has added an additional $5,000 to the already current reward of $5,000 from the Humane Society of Utah for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting a pit bull dog with an arrow in Ivins City, Utah last week reported the Spectrum.

The one-year-old sweet black and white dog underwent three hours of surgery to repair the damage done to his internal organs; veterinarians say it was a miracle the dog survived. Much of his survival however is due to Sheriff's Sgt. Kurt Bowen, who found the dog on the side of Old Highway 91 and administered triage by wrapping the dog's wounds and keeping him comfortable until Animal Control Office Aggie Smith arrived.

Read the full story of the dog's rescue by clicking here.

The dog, originally named Remi because rescuers thought the dog was shot, (Remington) has a new name; and his name, Sarge, is in honor of the the officer who saved him. Sarge is now up and around and still happily wagging his tail.

Isn't it wonderful how forgiving and wonderful dogs can be?

According to the Spectrum, the sheriff’s office is considering the formation of a Washington County Animal Control to respond to an increased demand for animal control cases.

If you would like to help with Sarge’s veterinary bills, please contact the Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter, 661 E. 425 South in Ivins City, by sending an email to or by calling 435-637-1718. The bill to date is $1,714.43. Please help so that the next pet in immediate need can be helped just like Sarge.

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