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Idaho Humane Society investigating dog injuries, reward offered

The logo of the Idaho Humane Society featuring an orange silhouette of a dog and cat with the "Idaho" written in a brown box at the bottom.
Posted at 8:51 AM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 12:53:02-04

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE: The Idaho Humane Society said that after reviewing medical information, they found that no gunshots were fired and the shooting in Star remains an isolated incident. IHS said they received information that two dogs were shot off Mitchell and Ustick, as reported by their owners.

IHS released a statement and opened an investigation, in which they received medical records that showed the two dogs had a number of fight wounds. No gunshot wounds or evidence was found.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) is working with the Boise Police Department to investigate the shooting of several dogs in the Treasure Valley.

Two dogs were shot in their backyards in Boise on Thursday and a dog in Star was shot in its backyard last week and died after being taken to the vet. IHS did not provide an update on the other two dogs.

A news release from IHS says they do not believe the cases are connected and are "horrified by the level of senseless violence that has taken place." A reward has been increased to $2,500 for each case, leading to the prosecution and conviction of those involved. IHS asks if you know something to say something.

The Idaho Humane Society will continue to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals across the state of Idaho, to protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane education, awareness, and compassion. We believe that because domestic animals are a product of human intervention, we have a special obligation to them in regard to humane treatment and responsible stewardship.
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