IVINS – The Humane Society of the United States has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for shooting a pit bull with an arrow Friday on Highway 91.
Aggie Smith, Ivins Animal Control officer and director of the Ivins Animal Shelter, said she was contacted by the Humane Society about the incident this week, and the Humane Society offered the reward money to assist in capturing the person or persons responsible for shooting the dog.
The pit bull was found Friday morning by Sgt. Kurt Bowen, of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, about 20 minutes from Ivins on Highway 91. The animal had been shot with an arrow and left for dead.
Since being found, the pit bull has successfully undergone surgery and has been placed in a foster home to recover. The pit bull is expected to make a full recovery, Smith said.
“He’s doing really well,” she said.
The Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter and Washington County Sheriff’s Office are collaboratively seeking donations to help cover the cost of the dog’s current and future medical needs. Contributions are tax deductible and can be submitted by calling 435-673-1718 or can be mailed to:
Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter
661 E. 425 South
Ivins, Utah 84738
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 435-656-6500.
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