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$2,500 reward offered in shot dog case
Black Labrador retriever Macey rests as Annesley and Carson Redeker play in the front yard of their North Hall home last week. Macey was recently a victim in a hunting-related shooting but is recovering.

A family pet in North Hall is recovering from a shooting incident earlier this month, and PETA announced Thursday that it is offering $2,500 for information in the case.

Macey, a 4-year-old black Labrador retriever, strayed from her electric fence April 5 and when she returned home she was acting a little strange but not limping, her owner Holly Redeker said. She took her 120-pound dog to the vet a couple of days later and discovered a buckshot in her hip area.

Redeker said the Hall County Sheriff’s Office came out to take the report, but she has no idea who the shooter could be. PETA is offering the reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

“Area residents have good reason to be concerned,” PETA Director Martin Mersereau said in a news release. “According to law enforcement agencies and leading mental health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals — including humans.”

Anyone with information can contact the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-531-6885.

“She’s still really sore, but she did not need any major surgery, thank God,” Redeker said last week. “It is frightening that someone was shooting (a gun) so close to where our children and animals are.”

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