HINGHAM (CBS) – A reward is being offered in the case of a dog that was shot and killed by a pellet gun last week in Hingham.
The reward was started by the owner of A Fox and Hound Pet Care, and is up to $2,025.
Police say the dog’s owner, Joe Griffin, had brought the 7-year-old Australian Cattle and German Shepard mix to his parents’ home on Chamberlain Run last Thursday.
He told officers he let the 65-pound dog named Stanley out to run around in the yard. An hour later, he found the dog dead in the backyard with some type of puncture wound.
A necropsy confirmed that the dog died from a shot by a pellet gun.
The reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects who shot and killed Stanley.
The case is being aggressively investigated by Hingham Police with assistance from Hingham Animal Control, The Massachusetts Environmental Police and the MSPCA Law Enforcement Division.