Dog shot dead; owner offers $500 reward to find answers

Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 6:38 PM CST
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CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Craighead County man wants answers after his dog was shot and killed.

On Craighead County Road 780, Kevin Adams found his dog Dixie shot dead.

“I just want to have a little closure on who would do this to my dog,” he said. “She was three years old and of course, the family loved her.”

Jan. 4 started normally for Kevin and his family. He let the dogs out of their pen, and they wandered off.

“About 9 o’clock, I got a call from my wife’s aunt said, that my dog had been hit by a car,” he said, but that wasn’t the case.

He found her, knelt, and looked over Dixie.

“There’s no scuffs, no scrapes, no scratches, no nothing. I turned her over, and there’s a bullet hold on her side,” he said.

Adams believes the weapon of choice to be a small-caliber gun. He brought Dixie back to the house and called Craighead County Sheriff’s Office.

He filed a report with a deputy, and the incident is now under investigation.

Northeast Arkansas Humane Society reached out to Adams. They advised taking Dixie to the veterinarian to extract the bullet.

“I told her I already buried Dixie and I would’ve gotten her back out, but it was going to be just to start the process $250,” he said.

Adams didn’t mind paying the money but mentioned this process might not lead to any answers. It was a risk he wasn’t willing to take.

He then took to Facebook to post a reward.

I am offering a 500 dollar reward for the info on the person who shot my lab Dixie

Posted by Kevin Adams on Monday, January 4, 2021

“I feel like if she was bothering you or even an aggressive dog that that would’ve … it would’ve been a little more understandable, but she was just such a loving dog,” he said.

While Dixie was indeed not on a leash or in a pen, Adams said this wasn’t the right action to make.

“She didn’t deserve what happened to her,” he said.

If you have any information regarding Dixie’s death, you’re encouraged to contact Adams on Facebook or by email.

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