This level of depravity is unbelievable to me. I just don't get animal cruelty. I know this didn't happen 'here,' but it doesn't mean we can't be on the lookout. This makes my heart hurt. I'm so glad they didn't release a picture.


News Release: For Immediate Use


Contact Persons: Jeff Dorson, HSL Director, 901-268-4432 <tel:901-268-4432>

Beau Gast, HSL Chief Field Investigator, 985-789-1061 <tel:985-789-1061>

Humane Society and Washington Parish Sheriff's Department Seek Canine Killers - Dog Shot Repeatedly While Tied to Tree

(Angie, LA) -- A Washington Parish resident recently observed two men kill a dog, after shooting it several times in the head while the dog was tied to a tree. According to a report filed with the Humane Society of Louisiana and the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, two black males, one young and one middle-aged to elderly, aimed their rifles and shot at a black female bulldog-mix canine while she was tied to tree, near 64374 Fornea Road in Angie, around 10:45 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013.

The men shot the dog several times in the head, while the tethered dog continued to look at them. Eventually, the dog succumbed to the barrage of bullets (between 5-7 were discharged) and died on the scene. Her bullet-riddled body was found in a ditch, not far from where she was shot. The men were seen driving a green Chevy truck with an extended cab. The truck had the word "Jesus" written on the front license plate.

Beau Gast, Chief Field Investigator for the Humane Society of Louisiana, spoke to the witness and compared notes with deputies from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, which also investigated the complaint and took disturbing photos of the dog's remains.

"We are horrified at the complete lack of sensitivity and depravity of these two perpetrators. No animal should have to endure such a terrifying execution and be given such a dishonorable burial. I hope these men are found and arrested and that they will face a harsh penalty if found guilty, and I hope they experience an equally strong rebuke from the community. These actions should not be tolerated nor condoned," says Jeff Dorson, HSL Director.

To assist in efforts to identify the dog's assailants, the Humane Society of Louisiana is offering a $500.00 reward for information that leads to their arrest. Those interested in donating additional monies to the reward fund can contact the Humane Society at 888-6-humane.

Contributions are tax-deductible.

The Humane Society of Louisiana is one of the state's largest animal advocacy organizations and has chapters in 13 parishes throughout thestate. For more information, please visit their website at <> or call them at 1-888-6-humane.