MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a fatal dog stabbing in Cass Lake.

According to the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, officers were dispatched on Dec. 6 to the Allen Bay Housing area of rural Cass Lake on the report of a dog bleed from multiple wounds.

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There, officers found a trail of blood that led them to a medium-sized light brown dog lying in the snow. Officers wrapped up the dog in a blanket and contacted a local veterinarian, but the dog died before arriving at the veterinary clinic.

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Police say the dog suffered multiple stab wounds to its head, neck and body.

Now, the Humane Society of United States is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

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Leech Lake police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigations at Leech Lake police at 218-335-8277.