FALLING WATERS, W.Va. (AP) – A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for a dog’s torture and death in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.

The Humane Society of the United States says in a news release that a family found its dog hanging by its neck on their driveway gate in Falling Waters on Saturday, two days after it disappeared.

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The statement says the husky, which had gone missing from a run line, was gutted and butchered.

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Humane Society West Virginia state director Heather Severt says the amount of pain and fear this dog likely suffered is “unimaginable.”

The statement says anyone with information about the case can call the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 267-7000.

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