Dixie died at the vet. The family wasn’t home when the dog was shot and there was no evidence of a break-in. The puppy was in the fenced-in backyard the whole time.
However, the vet found “Diablo” pellets in the puppy, which is common ammunition for air guns.
“The Idaho Humane Society is deeply saddened by the senseless violence that occurred, leading to the Border Collie’s death in Star, Idaho,” IHS said in a statement sent to CBS2. “We are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for this cruel behavior. We remain committed to animals and are available to assist police authorities investigating this case, if needed.”