- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the severing of a dog’s front legs in West Virginia. The dog was later euthanized.

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that the Humane Society of the United States announced the reward Thursday.

The sheriff’s office says an investigation found the injuries were caused by a cutting instrument and were not the result of an accident.

The owners of the dog in Jefferson had reported the incident Tuesday. The dog’s legs had been severed above the knees, and his face was cut.

A deputy took the dog to a veterinary hospital, where the consensus among three veterinarians was to euthanize the dog.

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