Intruder beat dog to death with hammer

July 13, 2008 2:50:05 PM PDT
An animal welfare group is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for beating a dog to death during an attempted burglary. The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the incident happened Wednesday night in Lakewood.

The dog was preventing somebody from entering through a window when an intruder took a hammer from inside the window and repeatedly struck the dog in the head.

Those with information are asked to call 800-582-5979.