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Reward Offered for Leads in Shooting of Dog

(Published Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015)

The reward for information about the shooting death of a Connecticut woman's dog named Bella has been increased.

'Bella' was discovered shot and wrapped in a tarp at the Tyler Mill Preserve in Wallingford on Dec. 3 after going missing on Thanksgiving Day in Chaplin.  Bella's owner, Celynna Linton, along with friends, are offering a reward for any information that leads police to the person who dumped the dog's body in a remote area.

Linton's dog was found with a bullet wound as well as a possible laceration from an arrow. The whereabouts of the person who did that and the motive behind the act are still not known. The reward was originally set at $1,000 and has been increased to $2,500, according to a Facebook page created called Justice for Bella

Many questions surround this case, including how Bella's dead body ended up in Wallingford when she lived with her owner over 50 miles away in Chaplin.

"My whole life is devoted to my animals," Linton previously said. "They're very important to me. So, it's been very traumatic and I think that because it is so important to me, I've kind of channeled that into advocating for her and for all animals that are treated this way."

Anyone with information about what happened to Bella should contact Wallingford police. If no suspect is identified, the reward money will be donated to the Wallingford Animal Control.

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