PETA offers $5,000 reward after dog killed in Wichita home break-in

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information after a Wichita man's dog was beaten to death during a break-in at his home.

Robert Miller came back to his home on the west side of Wichita on Sunday to find a scattered scene. A screen door was ripped off it's hinges, the mailbox was smashed and a brick had shattered a window.

"Open the door, call for my dog...I don't hear anything," said Miller.

What the homeowner was about to find is something you can't forget. His 10-year-old American bulldog, "Buffalo Boy," laid lifeless.

"You can't rationalize it, you can't. It's like out of book or a movie."

When we spoke to the 27-year-old Miller he didn't hide it, his survivors guilt oozed through his words.

"If I was here it would have been me and not him. For sure. And I would have been totally happy with him being alive."

The incident happened sometime between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the person or persons responsible.

"It's heartbreaking to imagine the confusion, terror, and agonizing pain that this dog endured when someone burst into his home and came at him with a baseball bat," said PETA Vice President Colleen O'Brien. "Whoever did this is dangerous and violent, and PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately before anyone else gets hurt."

No arrests have been made.

For more information visit PETA.org.

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