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Prosecutor’s office investigating case of dog killed by firework
Posted on July 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 26, 2013 at 7:34 p.m.

ELKHART — Police have forwarded to the prosecutor’s office their case on a dog that had to be euthanized after a firework that was thrown at her exploded in her face.

Ed Windbigler, chief investigator of the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, said the office received the case Thursday, July 25. A supervisor will assign the case to a deputy prosecuting attorney for investigation.

Lt. John Hammel of the Elkhart Police Department said the suspects in the case are juveniles.

The case has been under investigation since July 5, when the dog was seriously injured. Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of South Main Street at about 1:30 p.m. and took the dog, a female pit bull that was less than a year old, to the Humane Society of Elkhart County.

The team had to euthanize the dog because of extensive injuries she had on her upper body from the explosion.

On July 11, the Humane Society of the United States offered a $5,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible.