On Wednesday, Charles Brown called police to report that his one-year-old beagle, ‘Gizmo’, had been stabbed.
Brown said around 1 a.m., Gizmo was in the backyard of his home when an unknown man went into the yard, stabbed Gizmo then ran off. Police found a knife at the scene they believe was used to kill the dog. Lansing Police used a K-9 unit to track the suspect; however they were not able to apprehend him. The man was reported to be young and was wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt.
Gizmo was taken for medical treatment but he did not survive the ordeal.
Brown told WLNS "Even though we had him only three weeks, he was still part of the family."
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for stabbing and killing the beagle in Lansing, Mich.
Jill Fritz, senior state director of HSUS in Michigan said “A person who would deliberately stab and kill this small, innocent dog is a potential danger to the community at large.” She added “We are hopeful that this reward will bring forward anyone with information about this heinous crime."
Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call the Ingham County Animal Control at 517-676-8370, or leave a message after business hours by calling their tip line at 517-676-8376.
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