Pet Helpers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a Jan. 25 break-in that left a North Charleston family's dog dead.
The homeowner arrived home from work that afternoon to find a screen cut and the back door open, according to the police report.
He found blood on the carpet in an upstairs room that led him to his dog, a boxer, bleeding behind a couch. The man rushed the dog to the veterinarian, where it was pronounced dead.
The responding officer saw five bullet wounds in the dog, a bullet hole from the upstairs into the kitchen, and another in the door frame of the master bedroom.
Casings and projectiles at the scene were consistent with 9 mm ammunition, according to the report.
The homeowner reported that a Playstation 3, laptop computer and $2 bill were missing.
North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said the investigation is ongoing.
"We have not been in touch with the family but do believe animals are part of the family, which is why this is a valid thing for us to offer a reward for," said Pet Helpers spokeswoman Lauren Lipsey.