This just in... the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot two pet short-haired pointers in Chester County has increased to $15,000.
The dogs - a 1 1/2-year-old German shorthaired pointer named Emma and a 2-year-old mix of the same breed called Luna - had been reported missing Sunday morning from a farm in Pocopson Township in the Chadds Ford area. They were found that afternoon, shot "between the eyes at close range" and placed tail to tail, about six miles away in Pennsbury Township.
Police are looking for a red Ford F-150 pickup seen with its lights flashing in the area where the dogs' bodies were dumped.
Anyone interested in contributing to the reward fund may call the Chester County SPCA at 610-692-6113, Ext. 215. Checks made out to CCSPCA can be mailed to the agency at 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, Pa. 19380.