By Christina Hager, WBZ-TVBy Christina Hager

NEW BEDFORD (CBS) – A gruesome discovery in New Bedford has investigators offering up a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person who shot two pet dogs execution-style.

“Every owner in your audience knows that when a dog is gone missing, they’re looking for it and wondering where it is. In this particular case, I think the owners are quite upset,” says the MSPCA’s director of law enforcement, Peter Gollub.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports

A pedestrian found the 5-year-old Chihuahua shot in the head, and 14-year-old golden retriever shot twice in the back through to the chest February 13th. Veterinarians with the Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth turned a bullet fragment over to investigators.

“As a veterinarian, I just can’t fathom how somebody would do something like this,” says Dr. Peter Gollub. “I think we should try to find out who it is, because the next step is shooting a human.”

Investigators say the dogs belong to two different owners. The veterinarian was able to help officers find the golden retriever’s owner because it had a microchip. He says the owner told investigators the dog went missing one month earlier.

Comments (11)
  1. Tracey says:

    I would like to find who did this and shoot them in the back of the head.

    1. 1Simpatica says:

      I’d love to find the POS SOB who did this to these poor innocent animals and beat the living daylights out of them!!!

  2. JCA says:

    2 in the hat…well deserved.
    Anyone who would do this to a pet is certainly capable of doing the same to a fellow human.
    Toss the keys when you find them… and make sure the boys in “the joint” know why they’re there.

  3. ccb says:

    Disgusting display of sub-human behaviour, I hope whoever did this suffers as much as he is making all concerned suffer

  4. 1Simpatica says:

    I hope the two legged animal who did this brutal act is caught and sent to prison with some hard-core prisoners who will beat the living daylights out of them!!!

  5. Rob Cleary says:

    We need special legislation. Perhaps a new hate crime designation. What was the dogs immigration status? Maybe it’s just someone killing the dogs Americans won’t kill.

  6. Steph says:

    They REALLY need to find the person who did this!! What a sick disgusting person.

  7. A. says:

    Any connection to the dog shot in Hingham?

  8. BThunder says:

    This is such a sad story. But lots of questions to be answered. The fact that the dogs were missing for a month before being shot is a key to solving this. Perhaps, whoever took the dogs was waiting for a reward to be offered by the owners, and then when a reward was not offered, they chose to kill the dogs.

  9. Rose says:

    The people who that should do jail time cause who says they wont do it to a child or a person.

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