$2000 reward being offered after Spirit Lake dog shot and killed

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is hoping you can help them find the person or persons responsible for killing a 4-year-old dog last week near Spirit Lake. 

Kootenai County's Animal Control Division says the owners of the 4-year-old yellow lab mix, Sophie, heard her cry sometime between 7:00 pm and 7:10 pm on August 29th on North Kelso Drive, just east of Spirit Lake. When they went out to check on her they found Sophie dead with "an obvious gunshot wound." 

A $2,000 reward is being offered by Sophie’s family for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed her. We are hoping someone can identify the person or vehicle that was in the area during this time frame, and that someone may even have images that would be helpful from their home security / game cameras in the area. 

If you have any information, please contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at 208-446-1300 and ask to speak with Animal Control Officer S. Osborne regarding case # 18-38438.

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