THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. (KRON) — The Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the person responsible for raping and hanging a dog in Washington state.
On Monday, a mountain biker found the dog, described a female pit bull, hanging from a tree branch on the Department of Natural Resources’ property.
Evidence suggests she was severely sexually assaulted while being restrained, according to the Human Society of the United States (HSUS).
The dog’s feet were barely touching the ground. She died from asphyxiation.
“This is a truly horrific situation in all aspects,” Dan Paul, Washington state director for The HSUS, said. “To think about the suffering this dog experienced in her final moments, as well as knowing there’s an individual or individuals in our state who would perpetrate this type of abuse, is sickening. We are hopeful this reward will bring someone forward with information about this despicable crime.”
The case is being investigated by The Department of Natural Resources, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Joint Animal Services.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call officer Erika Johnson at 360-352-2510.