WHO KILLED PEARL? Trap Police Say Was Set 'Deliberately' Suffocates Indiana Pet ..
Hebron Indiana ..the perpetrator faces a charge of animal cruelty, and perhaps an additional charge of intimidation or provocation over the copies of the ordinance.
The morning of Dec. 8th 2012, while Pearl was chained up outside and the family was in their home, someone set a trap in the yard that took Pearl's life.

Police Chief Steven Sibbrell said it might be the same person who left copies of the town's old animal nuisance ordinance on five dog owners' residences or cars – including his, the town's clerk-treasurer, and Alt's – between Thursday evening and Friday morning.

A Hebron, Ind. pet owner saw her dog suffocate and die after the animal's head was caught in a trap police said was "deliberately" set for the animal.

Hebron Police Chief Steven Sibbrell told the Indiana Post-Tribune after the dog's owner called police to her home in 600 block of North Main Street around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, officers arrived to find the owner "distraught and upset."

After finding the dog with its head caught in the trap -- described by Sibbrell as similar to ones used for trapping groundhogs -- the owner reportedly tried to remove the trap from the dog's head but couldn't pry it open.

"This is deliberate," Sibbrell said in the Post-Tribune.

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The Indiana branch of The Humane Society is offering a $2,600 reward for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of Pearl's killer.

A fund also has been established at DeMotte State Bank to raise money for the same purpose.

Donations can be made at any bank branch to the Humane Treatment of Animals fund.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Hebron Police Department at 996-2747.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who intentionally killed this family's dog.

If you have information relating to the identity of the person or persons who trapped and killed this dog please contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund at 707-795-2533, x1010.

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