IRON COUNTY, Utah – The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing a dog and a stolen cow in Iron County has been increased to $4,000.
The Iron County Sheriff’s Office had offered a $1,000 reward in the case after a butchered cow and the body of a dog were found February 10 in the area of 3300 West and 800 South in Beryl, and the Humane Society of Utah has offered an additional $3,000 in the case.
“We hope that by increasing the reward, someone with information will contact officials,” stated Gene Baierschmidt, executive director of the Humane Society of Utah, in a press release. “We would like to learn more about the circumstances surrounding this unthinkable matter and bring the perpetrators to justice.”
Officials said the cow was stolen from a rancher living near New Castle, and the butchered carcass was found about 30 miles from that location. They said all of the useable meat had been taken from the animal.
“For the victim of this crime, the owner of the cow, that’s his livelihood, so the same as if someone walked into your house and stole $3,000 out of your house,” said Sgt. Nik Johnson of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month.
Anyone with information about the animal killings is asked to contact the Iron County Sheriff’s Office at 435-867-7500. Tips can also be left by calling a tip line at 435-867-5878 or by clicking here. Tips can be texted using 274-637 with the keyword ICSOTIPS.