‘Heartbreaking’: Stolen Raytown dog found dead in Leavenworth, animal shelter says, By BY Bill Lukitsch (KC Star)
One of three dogs reported stolen from a Raytown animal shelter over Labor Day weekend was found dead in Leavenworth, the service organization said Wednesday. In a statement on Facebook, the animal shelter, Midwest Animal ResQ, provided the “heartbreaking” update, saying the American Bully had been found dead the night before. Shelter leaders said the case was an incredibly difficult one for its staff and all involved.
The three dogs were reported stolen before daybreak Saturday morning after Raytown police responded to a burglary alarm at the shelter to find the back door forced open. All were American Bullies, including one that recently underwent a surgical procedure and needed medical attention. Shelter leaders have pleaded with the public to help get the dogs back by assisting Raytown police. Meanwhile, the rescue shelter is still offering a $5,000 “no questions asked” reward for the safe return of the two surviving animals.
“These dogs are truly in danger, and someone must know their whereabouts,” the shelter said in the Facebook post. Anyone with information on the canines’ whereabouts is asked to the Raytown Police Department at 816-737-6020 or the shelter at 816-919-1364.