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NTX Family's Service Dog Killed, Sheriff Investigating Case as Animal Cruelty

The Hunt County Sheriff is investigating the case as animal cruelty and offering a reward for any information.

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    NTX Family's Service Dog Killed, Sheriff Investigating Case as Animal Cruelty
    Hunt County Sheriff
    The diabetic service dog known as "Journey" was killed near his home in Quinlan, according to the Hunt County Sheriff's Department. Now, a reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest. (Jan. 15, 2019)

    What to Know

    • The Hunt County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they say a service dog was killed near the owner's home.

    • Deputies responded on Sunday afternoon to the 9200 block of Brooke Lane in Quinlan for a report of animal cruelty.

    • The dog was a diabetic service dog for the family's daughter. There is a $1,000 reward being offered for any information.

    The Hunt County Sheriff's Department is increasing the reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a Quinlan family's service dog that was killed near their home on Jan. 13. 

    Deputies responded on Sunday afternoon to the 9200 block of Brooke Lane in Quinlan for a report of animal cruelty, a release from the sheriff's office said. 

    The service dog known as "Journey" was found with a gunshot wound. The dog was rushed to an animal hospital but did not survive, said the sheriff's office. 

    "Journey" was a diabetic service dog for the family's teenage daughter, according to a Go Fund Me established for the family. 

    Hunt County Crime Stoppers were offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information, but on Wednesday a Hunt County resident donated $5,000 to the fund. 

    The reward for information leading to an arrest in this case is now at $6,000. 

    The donor wished to remain anonymous. 

    The Hunt County Sheriff's Department has partnered up with the SPCA of Texas on this investigation.