A German Shepherd dog found dead in Columbia County has led state police to ask for the public's help in trying to find the murderer.  Meanwhile, a humane society has upped the ante, offering a $1000 reward for any information that may help convict the dog killer.

According to News 10 ABC, state police say that they found the 2-year-old German back on February 2nd about 50 miles south of Albany in Gallatin. Police say that the dog may have been shot as a bullet hole was discovered upon examining the pup's body.

The Kingston New York State Humane Association is offering a cash reward to any information about the dog that leads the state police to the individual (s) responsible for the crime.

According to News 10 ABC, the dog - known to run away - was found approximately 6 miles from his his owners home.

Please reach out to Investigator Melilli at (845) 677-7379 if you have any information about the case

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