Washington, March 28: A dog was found murdered and hanging from a tree in Washington. Following the incident, an award of $5,000 was announced for any information leading to the dog's killer.
Reports also suggest that the dog was 'severely sexually assaulted' as it hung from the tree. The dog, a female pitbull, died of asyphxiation after being hung from the tree.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced the cash reward and termed the incident as horrific.
"This is a truly horrific situation in all aspects. To think about the suffering this dog experienced in her final moments, as well as knowing there's an individual or individuals in our state who would perpetrate this type of abuse, is sickening. We are hopeful this reward will bring someone forward with information about this despicable crime," HSUS said.
The FBI is assisting the investigation into the murder of the dog.