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.

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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.

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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.

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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.