Downingtown Pa. (WTXF) The Brandywine Valley SPCA is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who shot two dogs to death.
According to the BVSPCA, they were alerted that a dog was missing from his home on Thursday. The family and the BVSPCA Lost & Found team began a search to safely return their dog, Buddha, to his Downingtown residence. The BVSPCA says while the family was searching for him, their other resident dog, Oliver went missing from their yard, presumably to search for his companion.
Some hours later, the family received word from a crew worker on Sawmill Road that two dogs fitting the description of their beloved family members were found lifeless in an embankment near their home. The owner discovered her two pets, stripped of their collars and identification, and immediately called authorities. According to the BVSPCA, the vet confirmed a bullet hole was found in each dog.
Adam Lamb, CEO of the BVSPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of the perpetrators. Shelter veterinarians are performing an examination for the investigation and APS is continuing to work with State Police.
The BVSPCA cautions residents to be vigilant with their pets and direct any information to the APS Humane Law enforcement officer at 484-302-0019. For more information about the Brandywine Valley SPCA, please visit www.bvspca.org.