MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A reward is being offered after a dog was found shot six times near Avon Monday morning.
According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the Labrador was discovered by a homeowner Sunday night. The next morning, a deputy brought the dog to veterinarian, who determined the dog was shot four times in the face and twice in the hind quarters.READ MORE: 'Hockey Party’: Hundreds Compete In Pond Hockey Tournament's Opening Weekend Finale
The veterinarian told authorities it is believed the shots were from a pellet gun. Several of the shots got through the dog’s muzzle and broke its jaw.READ MORE: 'This Is All About Inclusion': The 5 Simple Rules Of Wheelchair Etiquette
Because he survived, they gave him the name “Remington.”
Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold wants to find the owner and figure out who did this. He believes whoever shot Remington did it at close range, and may have even had help.MORE NEWS: John Jones Pleads Guilty In Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Bridget O'Keefe Dunn
Now, a $1,000 reward offered for information leading to the identity of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 320-251-4250 or CrimeStoppers at 320-255-1301 or 1-800-255-1301.