SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) — A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for clues leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot a nursing dog and left her body in a cage by a North Texas roadside, along with her 10 puppies.
The grim find was made Wednesday morning in Springtown, a town 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler says a school bus driver found the cage containing the body of the 3-year-old, red shepherd mix and her hungry, blood-caked puppies. The mother had been shot in the head.
The puppies are being cared for by the Angels & Outlaws 2nd Chance Bully Ranch in Hico. The Humane Society of the United States is offering the reward to find the killer.
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)