An Osceola County family says someone shot and killed their dog shortly after it ran away from a friend's house.
They are asking the public's help in finding the perpetrator.
The dog was found lying bloody on the side of the road. A $1000 reward is being offered in the case.
According to reports:
"An Osceola County couple is heartbroken after they say someone shot and killed their dog. Now they are offering a reward for information.
Kelli Shultz and Gene Kardos say it all started two weekends ago, when they were at a friend’s house near Evart and their dog stitch got loose and ran away.
Minutes later, the couple says they heard gun shots...
Kelli and Gene's dog meant everything to them. They have these flyers out around town offering $1,000 for any information on who killed him.
“I was looking across the field to see, I thought maybe I’d see him run across and I just looked down and he was just laying right along the side, close to the edge here,” says Shultz.
The road where Kelli says she found their dog Stitch, an Australian Stumpy on the ground with two gunshot wounds. They tried to get him to the vet, but it was too late."