UPDATE: $1000 Reward Offered in Animal Abuse Case

Sheriff's Office Updates & Alerts - Stearns County, Minnesota
View in browser: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/STEARNS/bulletins/1389ce7

sheriff's office updates with tip
phonebutton emailbutton webbutton

*** UPDATE ***

A $1000 reward is being offered for information leading to the identity of the person or persons responsible for the abuse of this animal. If you have information about this crime please contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 251-4250 or CrimeStoppers at (320) 255-1301 or 1(800) 255-1301.


Animal Abuse Near Avon

Stearns County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating who shot and injured a male yellow lab that was found in the rural Avon area.

On February 22nd a resident who lives approximately one mile north of Avon reported that he found an injured male yellow Labrador lying under a tree. A deputy brought the dog to a veterinarian who found that the dog had been shot four times in the face and two times in the hind quarters. The veterinarian believes the shots were from a pellet gun. Several of the shots penetrated the dog’s muzzle and broke the dog’s jaw. The dog was treated and is now being housed by Stearns County.

Sheriff’s investigators are attempting to locate the owner of this dog and identify the person(s) responsible for these injuries. Any information may be reported by calling the dispatch center at 320-251-4240.


sheriff@co.stearns.mn.us     |     Dispatch 320.251.4240     |     Records/Info 320.259.3700