• FBI investigating dog rape, murder in Thurston County


    Someone raped and killed a dog in Thurston County, and authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

    The pit bull dog was found March 21 hanging from a tree on Department of Natural Resources’ property.

    “The Department of Natural Resources, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and HSUS are seeking information to find whoever is responsible for this atrocious crime,” Humane Society spokeswoman Samantha Miller said in a statement.

    The dog was restrained, and she died from asphyxiation. Authorities did not elaborate on where the pit bull was found.

    “This is a truly horrific situation in all aspects,” Dan Paul, director of the Humane Society in Washington said in a statement. “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.”

    Anyone with information is asked to call 360-352-2510.


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