LIBERTY HILL, Texas (KXAN) — A Williamson County household is pleading for solutions after its 5-year-old canine was discovered useless in a ditch a number of miles from dwelling in late February.
Tony Rysdyke mentioned his household’s canine, Hank, was shot within the head and left in a ditch on River Street in Liberty Hill both the night time of Feb. 24 or early within the morning Feb. 25. Rysdyke mentioned he obtained a name with the terrible information Feb. 26.
“He was our household,” Rysdyke mentioned. “We had a litter of puppies 5 years in the past, and we’ve got the mom of Hank and his sister. He was 5 years and a day outdated when he was discovered useless.”
The household went to Arkansas for a snow goose hunt Feb. 24, Rysdyke mentioned, and Hank stayed behind beneath the watchful eyes of neighbors. After they went to verify on Hank and the household’s different canine the following night time, they observed Hank was gone. Rysdyke mentioned Hank was recognized to leap over the fence and wander up and down the road, however both somebody would let him again within the yard or Hank would wait on the gate for Rysdyke to get dwelling from work — like canine sometimes do.
Rysdyke posted in regards to the incident on Fb, and he mentioned certainly one of his neighbors heard a bunch of canine barking round 9:30 p.m. Feb. 24 on Spherical Up Drive. The neighbor reported listening to one gunshot, after which “all went silent,” Rysdyke mentioned.
River Street, the place the canine was discovered, is north of Spherical Up Drive and west of the North Fork of the San Gabriel River.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned it’s investing the case with patrol officers and animal management officers, however they don’t have any suspects or individuals of curiosity but. If anybody has data on what occurred, they will name the animal management division at 512-864-8282 and choose possibility No. 1 twice to get by.
Rysdyke mentioned he’s providing a $2,000 reward to anyone who knows who shot Hank.
In a Fb publish, Rysdyke thanked everybody in Liberty Hill who helped search for Hank.
“Y’all’s love is indescribable,” he wrote. “He was a helluva canine.”