News

PHS offers $1,000 reward in shooting of dog in Menlo Park

The Peninsula Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting a dog in Menlo Park on or just before Aug. 1.

The 4- to 5-year-old male, brown Chihuahua was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the injury, said Scott Delucchi, spokesman for the humane society. The dog had been shot "with some kind of projectile," according to the society's medical team.

The dog was "humanely euthanized" on Aug. 1 "after tests confirmed his dire condition," Mr. Delucchi said.

Residents of 1300 block of Henderson Avenue in Menlo Park found the dog in front of their home unable to walk and in pain.

X-rays confirmed the dog had a severed spine, Mr. Delucchi said.

The humane society is looking for leads in what "would most certainly be a felony animal cruelty case," he said. Anyone with information is asked to call the society's lead investigator, Christina Hanley, at (650) 340-7022, ext. 384.

Comments

 +   Like this comment
Posted by terrie
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Aug 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

What the hell is the matter with people. Poor little guy.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Mike Keenly
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Numerous studies have shown that people who are cruel to animals behave similarly towards people. Hopefully they'll locate the person who did this. Disgusting.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 2,847 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,750 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 2,334 views

Charter School Proposal Steeped In Unintended Consequences
By Erin Glanville | 38 comments | 1,600 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 7 comments | 309 views