Reward offered in case of dogs shot to death

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

WHITESTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - Three brothers and area businessmen are banding together to try and bring about justice for two dogs who were shot and killed in Whitestown in February.

Michael Uvanni, Gary Uvanni and Paul Uvanni say they are offering a reward for information leading to the identification, capture and conviction of those responsible for shooting and killing two dogs that had been reported missing from their Utica home on February 18 and were found dead just over a week later on railroad tracks in Whitestown.

The two Pitbull-Shepherd mixes were found on the CSX Railroad tracks by a CSX employee who then contacted authorities. When Whitestown Police responded to the scene and began to investigate, they determined that each of the dogs suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Police tracked down the owner, Sam Abbott, who said he had no idea who would do such a thing to his dogs.

It has not been disclosed how much the reward is for, but the Uvanni Brothers hope that the offer of a reward will encourage anyone who saw, heard or knows anything about what happened to the dogs in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 20, to call Whtiestown Police at 315-736-1298.

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