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Reward offered after dog fatally stabbed in Minnesota

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department at (218) 335-8277.

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CASS LAKE, Minn. -- 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 a fatal dog stabbing near Cass Lake in early December.

"It's very well documented the connection between animal cruelty and human violence. That's why taking this case is important, not only for this animal, but for the safety and the well being of the whole community," said Christine Coughlin, Minnesota Director of the Humane Society, in a release.

Leech Lake Tribal Police responded to a report of an injured dog in rural Cass Lake on Friday, Dec. 6. Officers followed a trail of blood to a medium-sized brown dog lying in the snow. Officers wrapped the dog in a blanket and contacted a veterinarian. However, the dog died from its wounds before it arrived at the clinic.

Officers determined the animal died of multiple stab wounds to the head, neck and body, according to the tribal police.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department at (218) 335-8277. Cass Lake is about 15 miles east of Bemidji.

Related Topics: CRIME AND COURTSCASS LAKE
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