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GRAPHIC WARNING: FBI investigating dog rape, murder in Thurston County

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ raping and hanging a dog in Thurston County, Washingt The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ raping and hanging a dog in Thurston County, Washingt
THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. -

Police in Thurston County are offering a $5000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for raping and killing a dog earlier this week. 

The local Humane Society said the pit bull was found on March 21 hanging from a tree on Department of Natural Resources' property. The dog was restrained and according to authorities died from asphyxiation. Evidence suggested she was "severely sexually assaulted while restrained." 

“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.”

Joint Animal Services, The Department of Natural Resources and The Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call officer Erika Johnson at 360-352-2510.

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