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Reward Up to $25,00 After Dog Found Raped, Killed In Thurston County

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. -- The reward is now up to $25,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever sexually assaulted and killed a dog that an animal cruelty officer has named ‘Justice.' The female pit bull was found by a mountain biker hanging from a tree near Summit Lake off Highway 8 last week.


'What we're seeing here is scratch marks from where the dog was struggling," said Officer Erika Johnson who was the first investigator on scene. She says the dog's feet were just barely touching the ground and it died of asphyxiation. 'This makes me furious," said Officer Johnson. She says The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) contacted her this morning and told her their members have been so upset by the case that they have donated an additional $12,000 bringing the total to $25,000.

The abuse is so heinous it's outraged a veteran undercover investigator from Pasado's Safe Haven who visited the scene to post reward flyers. She keeps thinking about the dog that thought she was going on a walk in the woods. 'This kind of crime strikes a whole different cord in your soul. I can't even explain in words the anger and deep sadness this brings inside of me," she said.


They've collected DNA samples to run at the crime lab in hopes there is a match to someone. 'My guess is that they've probably had run-ins with the law before," said Officer Johnson who added, 'Just to think that this helpless dog went through so much at the hands of some monster. I think that anybody that's capable of committing a crime like this needs to be put behind bars."

If you have any information on the suspect, contact Officer Johnson at (360) 352-2510. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
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In a recent research on dogs by some American University, it was proved that dogs like petting more than oral praise. To have a closer bond with your dog, you need to praise him physically rather than verbally. But some dogs like to curl up with you on the couch more than others. Here is a list of 10 dogs who like to snuggle a lot.


Skye Terrier

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The top spot is championed by the Skye Terrier. This guy loves to share the couch or bed with you. This assures him that he is not merely a dog but a family member. When you dog cuddles with you, it is a sign that he’s truly bonded with you. Dogs are pack animals, so when they cuddle with you, it reassures them that they are part of the pack. This mentality applies to domestic dogs as well. Especially the Skye Terrier.

Tibetan Spaniel

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The second dog that we’ve noticed likes to curl up with you is the Tibetan Spaniel. These dogs are bred solely for companionship and share a really close bond with their owner. This desire to exchange affection is what makes them a man’s most loyal companion. But this dog needs his daily walk before he comes and relaxes with you on the couch.


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Basset Hound is another dog that likes to lay down a lot. With dangling ears they give a sluggish and lazy impression. But don’t be fooled with their posture and looks. These dogs were first bred due to their innate ability to smell. They were used to track and hunt rabbits and hare. They are especially great with children due to their calm and tolerant nature. And they love to snuggle. But like Newfoundlands, they can sometimes be very difficult to accommodate as their mammoth size doesn’t suit cuddling.


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Great Dane

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