$1,000 reward offered to learn who shot and killed Plaistow dog
PLAISTOW — A $1,000 reward is being offered after a family’s dog was shot and killed last week.
Local business owner Aminda Daviduk of Dunkin’ Donuts contributed $500 toward the reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting of Jaycee, a nearly 9-year-old shepherd mix.
Another $500 was raised through donations made after a Facebook page called “Justice for Jaycee” was created by family friend Elayne Reynolds Tulliani.
Additional donations will be used to cover Jaycee’s X-ray costs and cremation following the shooting on Nov. 19 outside the family’s business, USA 1 Motors.
Owner Joe Curto said he was appreciative of all of the donations and was surprised by the one offered by Daviduk.
“That’s huge. It’s very nice of her and I don’t even know who she is,” he said Tuesday.
Curto and his family have received an outpouring of support since Jaycee was killed.
The family said the dog was let outside and went behind the business at 39 Westville Road where she was shot less than 20 feet from the building.
Curto and his mother became worried when Jaycee didn’t return and went outside to look for her. That’s when they found her dead on the ground near railroad tracks. She suffered a gunshot wound to her hindquarter.
Curto said he’s received flowers from a family who lives across from the business on Westville Road and was used to seeing Jaycee outside in the front yard.
Many others have offered their condolences and shares messages on a Facebook page called “Justice for Jaycee.”
“There have been countless messages that people have been leaving and everybody’s sharing the page. It’s been great. Everybody has been very supportive and nice about it,” he said.
Police said they continue to investigate the shooting and are following up on all tips that have been shared in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Plaistow Police Department at 382-1200.