From the Washington Humane Society:
“On Wednesday, July 24, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) responded to a call regarding a critically wounded dog, Buster, found in the alley behind the address where he lived on the 300 Block of 54th St. NE.
Buster, an adult brindle and white pit bull type dog, had been shot four times in the face and chest with a .380 caliber handgun and was left to die. WHS Animal Care and Control Officers were first on the scene and immediately notified the WHS Humane Law Enforcement Department. Once on the scene, Humane Law Enforcement discovered several shell casings and contacted the Metropolitan Police Department.
Officers believe that Buster was shot the evening of Tuesday, July 23, leaving him injured and undiscovered for more than 15 hours. Due to the severity of the gunshot wounds and the significant loss of blood, Buster had to be humanely euthanized.
WHS is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrific act of animal cruelty.
If you have any information about this case, please contact Officer D’Eramo at the Washington Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement Department: [email protected] or (202) 723-5730.
Private donations made to the WHS Justice Fund support the offerings of monetary rewards for animal cruelty investigations in the hopes of finding abusers. To make a donation, please visit www.washhumane.org/donate.”