Reward offered as Arrow Puppy Starts New Life in Coachella Valley
Michelson Found Animals Foundation Offers $25,000 Reward. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Riverside County Animal Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 7 a.m. on May 24, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies found a 4-month-old Chihuahua shot with an arrow as nearly long as its body. The dog was found in the 15500 block of Avenida Florencita in unincorporated Desert Hot Springs, near Palm Springs. The dog survived, and authorities are now looking to find out who committed this crime.
Philanthropist Dr. Gary K. Michelson has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot the dog.
“People who hurt animals are far more likely to cause harm to humans. While this is a sickening incident on its own, these acts are rarely isolated.”
Studies show that harming animals is a precursor to larger crimes, leading the FBI to track acts of cruelty against animals.
“For someone to willfully shoot this poor pup with an arrow is disgusting,” Riverside County Animal Services Director Erin Gettis stated. “We are shocked, and we hope someone can provide us any information as to who did this. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to treat this puppy and work on finding her a suitable home.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Riverside County Animal Services at email@example.com.