Reward increased for information about dog death

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Department and Bureau of Animal Protection Agents are seeking information regarding the death and mutilation of a dog at Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel.

On Aug. 4, deputies found a dog head and leg that had been severed from the body. The dog was a breed of miniature pinscher or pinscher mix approximately 2-years-old. The cause of the injuries are suspected to have been caused by a human.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of any suspect. The reward is a collaborative effort by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Eagle Valley Humane Society, and Crime Stoppers.

Persons with information are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department, (970) 328-8500, Eagle Valley Humane Society at (970) 280-5738, or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at (970) 328-7007 or 800-972-TIPS. Submit tips online at


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