Dog shot 27 times with pellet gun; reward offered


The reward for information about the person or people who shot an English Mastiff puppy 27 times with a pellet gun Sunday on Seymour’s far west side has grown to more than $500.

The dog, named Jackson, is owned by Hayden Elizabeth Howard, and he survived the attack that occurred in the fenced-in backyard of a home in the 400 block of Vehslage Road.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott declined to release a lot of details about the incident, but the owner of the dog took him to a veterinarian for treatment.

Officer Jeremy Soliday continues to conduct interviews in connection with the incident reported to police at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, Abbott said.

He said if police arrest anyone in the case, they could face a charge of cruelty to an animal. That charge could be a felony or misdemeanor depending upon the circumstances, Abbott said.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234.

For the rest of the story, read Wednesday’s edition of The Tribune.

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