SO VERY SORRY, BABY I SO HOPE YOUR KILLER PAYS FOR THIS FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.
3:55 p.m. PDT, July 28, 2011
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Authorities in Riverside are asking for the public's help finding a suspect who shot a dog with a crossbow, inflicting injuries so severe the dog had to be euthanized.
The six-month-old German shepherd mix was found by a security guard on the campus of La Sierra University around noon on Wednesday, according to Riverside County Animal Services.
The dog had an arrow lodged in his side. It's not clear if the dog was shot on the campus or in a surrounding neighborhood.
The dog was taken to Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.
"He was bleeding from his nose and he was having difficulty breathing," Veterinary Technician Eileen Sanders said. "His right-side lung was either filled with blood or had collapsed."
Veterinarians decided to put the dog down to relieve his suffering.
The dog did not have a microchip, so authorities don't know who he belonged to.
The ASK Foundation (Animal Solutions Konnection), a nonprofit group connected to the shelter, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call the shelter at (951) 358-7387.