Anonymous Donor Adds To Reward Regarding Information On Person Who Killed Service Dog

Austin York
January 23, 2019 - 7:25 pm

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - An anonymous donor has given an additional $5,000 dollars to add to the reward money for information in catching the killer of a service dog in Hunt County. 

The total reward stands at $6,000.  

Authorities say it was Sunday that the Westmoreland family found their diabetic alert dog named "Journey" had been shot and killed in their Quinlan backyard. It was trained to help prevent a 15-year-old girl from going into diabetic shock. 

Tina Westmoreland is the mother of the teen and says Journey was a special dog.

"It never barked, went to the bathroom on command, didn't get distracted by other animals. Besides being a wonderful labrador retriever, it was an incredibly talented and trained animal," she says.

She says the amount of support the family has seen has been tremendous, and has come both nationally and internationally.

"In spite of such evil, we have seen a tremendous amount of good that has come from this. God's power has really showed up," Westmoreland says.

A gofundme page has been started to help the family get a new service dog and add to the reward money. Its already raised over 43,000 dollars.

Visit their page here.