$2000 Reward For Identifying Dog Killer

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Earlier, we had reported about a dog that was found shot dead and left under a bridge just outside of town.

The family of Atlas the dog, is now offering a $2000 reward for information that leads to identifying the person who pulled the trigger which sent a bullet into Atlas’ head.

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After being let outside the family home in Cloud Bay on January 15th, 2020, Atlas was never seen alive again. On February 3rd, 2020, Atlas was located under a bridge not far from the family’s residence.

The family of Atlas remains devastated and are mourning the loss of their family member. They have put up at $2000 reward for information that identifies who pulled the trigger. This money was initially offered as a reward for finding Atlas.

Atlas was a loving and calm dog, not aggressive and was well behaved.

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Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the situation and anyone with information should contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can submit information via Crime Stoppers via their website at www.p3tips.com/273

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14 Replies to “$2000 Reward For Identifying Dog Killer”

  1. I feel sorry for the dog owners loss and this poor animal but why was he allowed to run at large in the countryside without supervision. Dogs running at large can be a threat to wildlife especially deer at this time of year when they are concentrated in their wintering areas. I believe that Conservation Officers have the authority to shoot a dog found at large in a deer yarding area. I highly doubt that this dog was shot by a C.O. since he /she would likely be charging the owner by now. If you have ever seen the carnage that a pack of dogs can do to a vulnerable deer herd as I and my husband have you will have less sympathy for owners of dogs who allow them to run at large in the countryside. A farmer with livestock may also legally kill a dog on sight if it is found within the area where livestock are kept including pasture land. Dogs will kill sheep and harass horses and cattle.
    Also a dog at large in the bush is no match for a pack of coyotes or a single timber wolf who would view a dog as prey and have its carcass for meal. It is simply irresponsible and unlawful to allow a dog to run at large in or out of the city PERIOD.

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    1. Regardless of him being let out, of Atlas was on someone’s property there are a myriad of things that any person with a conscience could do about it shy of putting a bullet in Atlas’ head. It is probable that whoever did this had seen Atlas around before and was annoyed by his presence. Clearly he was cherished and had a home. He was friendly-why not send a letter home with him in his collar, or follow him home and discuss any issues with his owner smoke directly? Why not call animal control? I find the above comment to be focused on issues that although relevant in part, missed entirely the point of the article. Someone shot someone else’s dog dead without bothering to solve things in a humain and more compassionate manner. That is the problem with this story. The above reply is insensitive to the emotional nature of events and the article. To the Olivers: I am so sorry you have had to say good-bye to a family member at the hands of a selfish and inconsiderate person. May you be comforted in the days ahead.

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  2. I am so sorry for the family that lost this beautiful dog. I really hope the investigation leads to an arrest and the maximum for animal cruelty (which is not enough). I hope the name of this Neanderthal gets published. If our legal system was more advanced, this low life would be mandated to pay for pain and suffering to the family and a huge donation to the Humane Society.

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    1. You mean the humane society that left those 47 dogs in horrid conditions in that hoarding situation and never investigated? That humane society?

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  3. Finding the S.O.B. would be well worth the $2000.00
    If I could help I absolutely would, and I would never ask for a reward.
    Sorry for your loss.

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  4. Laura, your comments nailed it. It is a sad situation all around but I was thinking the same thing. Why would any responsible dog owner allow their family pet to run at large even in the country? As you said, a single dog is no match for other wild predators and can cause major trouble for other neighbours and farmers. It is sad that the dog was killed because he was on the loose. If someone had an issue with the dog running around, you would think they would address it in a more civilized manner and notify the owners or the authorities. People need to understand that having a pet carries a huge responsibility. You are its caregiver and must provide all the neccessities for it in addition to ensuring their safety.

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  5. lol. Whites sure are dumb tricksters what with moveable printed type and scientific universities (I would also like to argue that whites don’t share all the blame, that the arabic world had some “contributions” to science with the production of all the -Al’s including alcohol). Don’t forget about the asians – those people can’t pull their heads out of books.

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  6. Are you people kidding me right now? A defenseless family member was shot here!!!!! The person who did this deserves the same treatment and worse.

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    1. Letting dogs run free anywhere is irresponsible.

      Would you let a three year old kid out on the street to wander around in the traffic? Would you let your cat wander around in a unleashed dog park? Would you let your dog run free in a rural area where it can be eaten by predators and/or possibly shot by an annoyed farmer, neighbour or CO doing his job?

      As much as this story is sad for the family that lost their pet, they and the shooter both bear responsibility for the dog’s fate.

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  7. Your saying because the dog wasn’t tied up far out in the country they aren’t responsible dog owners?. If any one should have a beef it would be me who was chased and bit while riding my bike growing up in the country. These where rare out of the other numerous dogs that where taught to stay on the property by “responsible “ dog owners. All while living harmoniously with wildlife. Maybe , just maybe they weren’t responsible dog owners and the dog was a nuisance,e.g. barking, aggressiveness etc(no excuse to shoot) , but to say just because it was loose on a persons private property they weren’t responsible is narrow minded and coming from people that should worry about their own pets and property.

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    1. Jeff:

      Who let the dog out?

      Letting dogs run wild in rural areas is asking for trouble.

      Seems that’s exactly what happened in this instance. No excuse for that.

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  8. Hopefully he is found and someone puts a bullet in that fucks head next. Or one in each knee and leave him to bleed out under a bridge.

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  9. Why are so many people going off course here. The dog was shot, not killed by wild predators. The dog wasn’t out killing deer. Why shouldn’t a person in the country have their dog loose ? Dogs need to have freedom to run and is cruel to not allow it. I grew up in the country and not once did I ever here of a dog being killed by a predator. Yes it does happen but extremely rare. People have become so paranoid about everything. Dwelling on the long shots. Maybe people shouldn’t keep their pets indoors. The house might catch fire and burn your pet. The roof might cave in from the weight of snow and crush your pet. Maybe you shouldn’t allow your kids to go to a park. A wild animal might come along and kill it. Maybe you shouldn’t allow your kids go to a baseball game. An airplane flying by might lose a wing and fall on your kid. And on and on. Sorry for the loss of your dog.

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