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Reward Offered for Leads in Shooting of Dog

(Published Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015)

A Connecticut dog owner is desperately searching for the person who shot and killed her beloved pet.

'Bella' was discovered wrapped in a tarp at the Tyler Mill Preserve in Wallingford last week. Now 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. Now there is a reward of at least $1,000 being offered for information that could lead to an arrest.

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 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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