Campaign for reward after Buster’s death

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A Limavady dog owner disgusted by the hanging of a ‘Jack Russell’ in the town has started a collection in a bid to raise a reward she hopes will result in catching the dog’s killer.

The dog, two-year-old Buster, was reported by its owner, Julie Campbell, who found it hanging in the back yard of her Drumachose home in Limavady last Tuesday morning. The animal had been in the back yard overnight, alongside the family’s other dog, Kaiser, a Rottweiler, when the incident happened.

There was widespread disgust and anger at the dog’s death, and a Facebook page called ‘Justice for Buster’ was set up in the wake of the incident.

Limavady woman, Pauline Bond posted her thoughts on the page last week and, following the reaction her message received, she decided to do something in a bid to catch whoever is responsible for the dog’s death.

“I thought if everybody who had liked it donated something we could start collecting donations to set up a reward for information leading to an arrest and ultimately catching whoever did this to Buster,” she said.

The Roe Valley dog lover is working with Crimestoppers and said all the money collected will be either offered as a reward for information, or donated to the North West animal charity shop in Limavady.

Currently, the collection tins are in a number of locations around Limavady town. Pauline hasn’t set a target for the collection, but hopes people will donate, no matter if it’s a penny or a pound.

“Let’s just hope this might help lead to whoever did this disgusting, terrible act on this defenceless animal and that we get ‘Justice for Buster’,” she said. “If anyone has any information about who was behind this sick act, they need to give it to the police. If whoever did this can do this to a wee animal, what is wrong with them? Whoever is responsible needs to caught and stopped.”

To find out how to donate visit the Facebook page justiceforbuster

In the meantime, the PSNI want anyone with information about the incident to contact Limavady Police Station on 0845 600 8000.